Curiosity Mission Updates
Sols 1237-1238: CHIMRA DiagnosticsWritten by on 01.27.2016
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Left Navigation Camera (Navcams) on Sol 1221 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
The cause of the CHIMRA anomaly is still being investigated, so no arm
motion was planned today while diagnostic testing continues. Because
only remote science observations are allowed, it was a straightforward
day for me as SOWG Chair and for the rest of the tactical science team.
The only challenge was that the volume of data expected to be received
in time for planning on Friday
is less than usual because MRO is performing some planned maintenance
this week and cannot relay data from MSL. Fortunately, it looks like we
will be able to get all the critical data via the Mars Odyssey orbiter.
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These blog updates are provided by self-selected Mars Science Laboratory mission team members who love to share what Curiosity is doing with the public.
Dates of planned rover activities described in these reports are subject to change due to a variety of factors related to the Martian environment, communication relays and rover status.