Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 522 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Close-up on Wheels

24 January 2014 MAHLI images of the wheels were successfully acquired on Sol 521, followed by an 11-meter drive. We used the images taken after the drive to target ChemCam and Mastcam observations for Sol 522, and planned a MAHLI stowed image before the next drive. The Sol 522 drive distance is expected to be about 22 meters, and will be followed by the usual imaging of the new location to enable planning 3 sols tomorrow morning.