Curiosity update: No touch, just go!

NLB_519213780EDR_F0542784NCAM00288M_Sol 1373-74, June 15, 2016, update from USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: The 32-meter Sol 1371 drive completed exactly as planned, giving the rover a good view of the path toward the south.  So another ~30-meter drive is planned for Sol 1373, after some remote science observations.  We had the option of using the DRT and taking MAHLI images of the brush spot before the drive, but the science team decided to acquire more remote science observations rather than brushing the Stimson Formation bedrock reachable by the arm.  Mastcam will image the path ahead through all spectral filters, then ChemCam and the Right Mastcam will observe Stimson bedrock targets “Sesfontein” and “Swartbooisdrif.” [More at link]

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