Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 527 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Over the Dune?

28 January 2014

MSL drove about 15 meters toward Dingo Gap and returned post-drive images that were used to plan ChemCam RMI and Mastcam images from the new location. The Sol 527 plan also includes another drive toward Dingo Gap and reprocessing of some CheMin data. The post-drive data will be used to determine which way to go on Sol 528, in particular whether to drive over the dune in the gap.