Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 611 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Selfie

25 April 2014

The data returned from Sol 610 showed that the rover is stable, so the weekend plan includes lots of arm activities. On Sol 612, APXS and MAHLI will study the planned drill target before the Dust Removal Tool (DRT) brushes it off. Then MAHLI will image the brushed area before the APXS is placed on it for an overnight integration. On Sol 613, MAHLI will take another selfie of the rover (similar to this image), then pre-load the arm on the drill target. Sol 614 includes lots of remote sensing observations by ChemCam, Mastcam and Navcam. I wasn't on shift today, but followed along because I'll be SOWG Chair on Monday.