Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 581 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Fault and New Targets

24 March 2014

The Sol 578 activities were interrupted by another arm "fault" caused by a command error, but this error is well understood, and the rover is healthy and ready to resume arm activities on Sol 581. First, ChemCam and Mastcam will observe new targets on the outcrop in front of the rover, then the rover will "bump" toward the outcrop and take data to enable contact science planning on Wednesday.