Curiosity update: ‘Exciting new software’

0869MH0004610000302276R00_DXXX-br2Sol 876, January 22, 2015, update from USGS Scientist Lauren Edgar: The flight software transition is going well, and Curiosity is doing a test run of the new version. Both the prime and backup rover computers are on track to commit to the upgrade by this weekend.  However, this means that it’s a pretty quiet week in terms of science operations.  In the meantime, the team is focused on all of the new MAHLI images that we’ve received of the latest drill hole and the surrounding rocks that were broken during drilling. Speaking of new software, we’re looking forward to testing out the new OnSight software developed by a JPL team in collaboration with… [More at link]

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