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Sol 336 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: One Kilometer!

Astrogeology News: 16 July 2013

MSL passed one kilometer total drive odometry during the Sol 335 drive! Hopefully the two kilometer mark will be passed much more quickly, as we are halfway through the nominal mission of one Mars…

Sol 350 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Multiprocessing

Astrogeology News: 1 August 2013

The latest drive covered over 80 meters, and we are planning another drive on the second sol of the 3-sol weekend plan. In addition, more of the Cumberland drill sample will be dropped into SAM on…

Sol 369: Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Revving Up

Astrogeology News: 20 August 2013

After taking a week off from MSL tactical planning, I was back on shift as MAHLI/MARDI uplink lead yesterday, planning Sol 369. We are no longer restricted by the offset between Earth and Mars time,…

Sol 329 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Twilight Wins

Astrogeology News: 8 July 2013

I'm MAHLI/MARDI uplink lead today, planning Sol 329, which includes another drive toward Aeolis Mons ("Mt. Sharp"). We are planning MAHLI and MARDI images after the drive, to document the terrain…

Sol 49 Update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: 42 Meters!

Astrogeology News: 24 September 2012

Today I served as the leader of the Geology Science Theme Group, which was fun because I had never done it before. The Sol 48 drive set a new record for MSL: 42 meters! We also heard the good news…