Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 392-396 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Waypoint 1

13 September 2013

The rover is in position to deploy the arm instruments on outcrops at Waypoint 1, so the weekend plan includes lots of APXS and MAHLI observations. So many contact and remote sensing observations were suggested that we didn't have time to include them all in the plan! A short drive, or "bump" to another interesting outcrop is planned for Sol 396, the last of the 3-sol plan. So it was a very hectic planning day but we were all happy with the result. The rover will be busy this weekend!