Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 462-464 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Planning Resumed

22 November 2013

MSL science planning has resumed! Today we are planning 3 sols, with the focus on dropping more of the drill sample into 4 of SAM's cups, for future analysis. While the arm is out, we'll take MAHLI images of the rover wheels and a Mastcam image of the sample seive, for engineering assessment. These arm activities will take 2 sols to complete, so the plan is pretty full. I'm scheduled to support ChemCam planning in the Science Theme Groups today, but because the plan is already so complex we couldn't add any ChemCam observations. Still, it's good be planning science activities again!