Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 515 - 518 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Oscar Contention

17 January 2014 The drive planned for Sol 514 did not complete due to a sequencing error, so the error was corrected and successfully implemented on Sol 515. The post-drive data look good, so targeted remote sensing contact science is planned for Sol 516, including ChemCam, Mastcam, APXS and MAHLI observations of a rock dubbed Oscar. More targeted remote sensing is planned for Sol 517, then another drive (about 16 meters) with wheel imaging on Sol 518. The rover will be busy again this weekend!