Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 485 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Upgrade Complete

17 December 2013

Last week's flight software upgrade went well, so the Sol 485 plan includes science activities. Specifically, MAHLI images and an APXS integration of a target in front of the rover are intended to characterize the area where the remaining Cumberland drill sample will be dumped. I'm currently at a ChemCam science team meeting, so have not been following rover operations as closely as usual. We were glad to hear that the new version of flight software is installed, as it will make operations easier in many ways.