Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 380 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Labor Day

31 August 2013

The Sol 379 drive went well, and the rover is in a safe configuration for arm deployment. So we are planning 3 sols today (to get the rover through the Labor Day holiday), including drop-off of sample to SAM and overnight analysis, followed by a drive on the last sol. We packed some more observations into the plan, including ChemCam, DAN, and Mastcam, along with the usual post-drive imaging to set us up for the next drive. So it has been a busy day, but not as hectic as yesterday.