Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 197 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Two-Sol Planning

25 February 2013

For the first time, I was SOWG Chair for a 2-sol planning session on Saturday. Earlier this month, the MSL project stopped scheduling tactical operations on Sundays, to give the team a break once a week. So we've been planning 2 sols at a time on Saturdays, which can be challenging, but it went pretty well this time. The focus continues to be on Chemin and SAM analysis of the first drill sample, and we look forward to hearing the results of these analyses soon. We were also able to add a few DAN and Mastcam observations, again limited by battery power.