Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 562 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Just Enough Power

6 March 2014 The Sol 561 drive went well, and the rover is in a good location for MAHLI wheel imaging, so the Sol 562 plan includes 4 sets of wheel images.  We had just enough power to add a few science observations, including Mastcam and ChemCam RMI observations of dunes near the base of Aeolis Mons ("Mt. Sharp").  Today was my last shift as SOWG Chair until late this month, and I will miss working at JPL with the MSL operations team.