Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 227 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Chem Data

28 March 2013 I was MAHLI/MARDI uplink lead again for Sol 227 planning, but again didn't have much to do (just moving images between camera and rover memory). The focus has been on SAM and CheMin analyses of the first drill sample, and they are getting some good data. The rover is operating well on the B computer, and despite some concerns about differences between the A and B sides, ChemCam pointing has been excellent. The laser successfully acquired chemical data on the wall of the first full drill hole!