Curiosity Mission Updates
Sol 2150: Delivering the Proper PortionsWritten by Roger Wiens on 08.24.2018
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Mast Camera (Mastcam) on Sol 2146 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
The big question coming into today was whether to re-do the SAM analysis or not. Now that the drill is being operated with the feed immobile in the extended position, the portions (amount of drill tailings) that are delivered to CheMin and SAM are less accurate than before. Duluth was the only previous drill attempt to reach sampling depth with the feed immobile. In that case several attempts were made to deliver proper portions to the in-situ instrument funnels.
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