Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 502 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Back to Full Science Operations

2 January 2014

The MSL rover completed the relatively light set of activities planned for the recent holiday, and is now ready to resume full science operations. The Sol 502 plan includes lots of ChemCam and Mastcam observations, plus some RMI images of the right-side wheels.

During the holiday break from tactical operations, I was happy to help John Grotzinger finalize his excellent new blog. I'm expecting that MSL will continue to produce such interesting results in 2014!