Curiosity Mission Updates
Sol 399: Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Long ShiftWritten by on 09.19.2013
Mars Rover Curiosity in Artist's Concept, Close-up Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Today is my last shift as SOWG Chair this week. The rover is in a stable position, so we were able to plan lots of contact science for Sol 399, including MAHLI and APXS observations of 5 different targets at Waypoint 1. It's a very complex plan, but we were able to add ChemCam and Mastcam observations of a couple targets before all the arm work. Because the plan is so complex, it was a long shift for the tactical team, lasting until 7 PM!
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