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Sol 1 update on MSL from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Tactical Operations

Astrogeology News: 6 August 2012

I'm working second shift today; my tactical operations role is Science Uplink Representative. As the title implies, my responsibility is to represent the science team during the uplink…

Sol 665 Update On Curiosity From MSL Scientist Lauren Edgar: The Road Not Taken

Astrogeology News: 19 June 2014

On Sol 665 Curiosity is planning to drive through Robert Frost Pass into Moosilauke Basin. There is an hour of time for targeted science on Sol 665, which includes several ChemCam and Mastcam…

Sol 684 Update on Curiosity from MSL Scientist Lauren Edgar: Recharging

Astrogeology News: 9 July 2014

On Sol 683 Curiosity drove across a ripple to see how the vehicle performs in the loose sand. Today we are planning Sol 684, which is a restricted sol (meaning we don’t have all of the data…

Sol 685 Update on Curiosity from MSL Scientist Lauren Edgar: Science Block

Astrogeology News: 10 July 2014

Today we are planning Sol 685, which includes a short pre-drive science block, 2.5 hours of driving, and some post-drive imaging for targeting. The pre-drive science block contains some…

Sol 39 update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Driving Again

Astrogeology News: 15 September 2012

The drive went as planned, and left MSL next to a nice outcrop During the drive the DAN instrument monitored neutrons coming up from the subsurface and noticed significant variations along the…