Curiosity Mission Updates
Sol 2011: Take Only Pictures, Leave Only Wheel TracksWritten by Ryan Anderson on 04.02.2018
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Right Navigation Cameras (Navcams) on Sol 2009 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
After the weekend drive, the rover ended up in a spot that was a little too unstable to pass the Slip Risk Assessment Process (SRAP). That means that there is a slight chance that the rover's footing might shift if the robotic arm is extended, which is not ideal for the safety of our contact science instruments, so for the Sol 2011 plan we chose not to use the arm and instead focused on remote sensing.
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