Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 583 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: In a Good Position

27 March 2014

The bump toward the outcrop put us in a good position for contact science, so it was a busy day for me as MAHLI/MARDI uplink lead. We planned an APXS raster (5 positions) on the cleaner vertical face of the outcrop, with MAHLI imaging of each APXS spot. In addition, ChemCam and Mastcam observations of a target dubbed Hooper were planned.