Sol 1575: Investigating Dorr Mountain
9 January 2017
After a 25-meter drive on Sol 1574, MSL again has bedrock exposed
in her arm workspace.
To balance desires to sample the composition of the rocks along the
traverse and to make good progress toward the south, contact science and
another drive are both planned for Sol 1575. First, MAHLI will acquire
a full suite of images of a knobbly bedrock target named "Dorr
Mountain." Then the arm will be stowed to allow ChemCam to observe the
same target and for the Right Mastcam to acquire a 5x2 mosaic of the
Dorr Mountain area. Navcam will search for dust devils before the drive
begins. After the drive, the arm will be unstowed to allow Navcam
stereo imaging of the arm workspace, in anticipation of another "touch
and go" plan tomorrow
by Ken Herkenhoff
Dates of planned rover activities described in these reports are subject to change due to a variety of factors related to the Martian environment, communication relays and rover status.