Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 533 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Toe Dip

4 February 2014

The initial "toe dip" into the dune in Dingo Gap was planned for Sol 533. If it goes well, the rover will be commanded to cross the dune, probably on the left (south) side, on Sol 534. I'm catching up on the latest MSL plans after spending the day working MER tactical operations as MI/engineering camera uplink lead. Opportunity is also planning a short drive, followed by imaging of the previous rover location to determine whether the rover wheels dislodged and flipped over the unique-looking rock, Pinnacle Island.