Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 269 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: New Software

9 May 2013

I was SOWG Chair today for the first time since the conjunction stand-down. A new version of flight software has been installed on the rover, and many of the Sol 269 activities focused on acquiring images needed to evaluate the precision of camera pointing on the "B" computer running the new software. We also planned Mastcam observations of nearby targets of interest. All is going well, but there is still more analysis to be done before the full capabilities of the rover can be used.