Curiosity Mission Updates
Sol 1838: Planning on Limited DataWritten by Christopher Edwards on 10.06.2017
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Rear Hazard Avoidance Cameras (Rear Hazcams) on Sol 1837 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
After a successful plan was carried out on the previous sols, in the decisional downlink we received limited imaging data with which to work today. Due to this not-yet received data, we developed our plan with the local workspace in mind and pushed some observations into the next plan. In the workspace, we planned for two ChemCam observations and associated Mastcam documentation images designed to continue the characterization of the chemical makeup of the "Vera Rubin Ridge" and the context of the hematite. Due to limited power for today's plan (thanks to some power-hungry SAM observations), that's just about all that made it in from a remote sensing perspective.
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