Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 677 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: World Beater

1 July 2014

The Sol 676 drive halted after about 16 meters of progress (out of ~39 m planned) because the rover's yaw diverged too much from the commanded heading. Otherwise, all activities completed as planned and the rover is healthy. So another rapid-traverse drive is planned for Sol 677, preceded by ChemCam and Mastcam observations of a bright linear feature dubbed Worldbeater along the edge of the rock outcrop to the left of center in this Navcam image.

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.