Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 665 Update On Curiosity From MSL Scientist Lauren Edgar: The Road Not Taken

19 June 2014

On Sol 665 Curiosity is planning to drive through Robert Frost Pass into Moosilauke Basin. There is an hour of time for targeted science on Sol 665, which includes several ChemCam and Mastcam observations to characterize the local geology. The plan also includes some systematic DAN and REMS measurements and data management activities. Driving has been the top priority lately, and we are approaching the southern edge of the landing ellipse. Thanks to some motivation from Robert Frost, we have been taking the roads less traveled by (or perhaps less covered in large angular blocks!), and that has made all the difference.

Dates of planned rover activities described in these reports are subject to change due to a variety of factors related to the Martian environment, communication relays and rover status.