Curiosity update: Easing back into mission planning

1757ML0091820000701994E01_DXXX-br2Sol 1777, August 4, 2017, update by MSL scientist Ken Herkenhoff: As the solar conjunction stand-down comes to an end, we are easing back into operations planning, focusing on Sol 1780, which will be planned in detail on Monday. There was no SOWG meeting today, so it was a very easy day for me as SOWG Chair: We discussed plans for next week and made a few changes. The focus of the Sol 1780 plan will be more diagnostic testing of the drill and our last opportunity to examine the current arm workspace using the remote sensing instruments. Tuesday will be a “soliday,” with no tactical planning. The Wednesday (Sol 1781) plan was changed to move the drive earlier, allowing return of more of the… [More at link]

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