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Sol 3 Update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Navcam Panorama

Astrogeology News: 8 August 2012

Another good day on Mars: MSL's remote sensing mast was successfully deployed, and a Navcam panorama acquired. Not all of the images have been sent to Earth yet, but those that have been…

Sol 335 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Limited Visibilty

Astrogeology News: 15 July 2013

The first few drives toward Mt. Sharp have been limited in length because some of the mobility software has not yet been checked out on the B computer. There are separate Hazcam and Navcam stereo…

Sol 397 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Blind Observations

Astrogeology News: 17 September 2013

MSL planning is restricted again this week, so Sol 397 was planned without knowing the position of the rover after the Sol 396 drive. Fortunately, there were a number of blind observations that…

Sol 372: Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Record Drive!

Astrogeology News: 22 August 2013

The Sol 371 drive set a new MSL distance record for a single sol, 110 meters. The Sol 372 drive will be shorter, but includes the first test of autonomous navigation ("AutoNav") on the "B"…

Sol 513 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Early Planning

Astrogeology News: 14 January 2014

I'm SOWG Chair again today, planning Sol 513, which will be dominated by a full set of MAHLI images of wheels. The images will be taken between short drives, to turn the wheels a bit and allow the…