Curiosity Mission Updates
Sol 1991-1992: Taking our time for scienceWritten by Ryan Anderson on 03.12.2018
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on Sol 1989 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
After a successful weekend plan, the team decided that for the sol 1991-1992 plan, we would trade a longer-distance drive in favor of some "touch and go" contact science. This ensures that we have a good record of the variations in chemistry and rock texture as we drive along the Vera Rubin Ridge. The plan starts with a short APXS observation of the target "Seaforth Head" along with MAHLI images of the same target. ChemCam and Mastcam also join in the fun, analyzing Seaforth Head as well as the target "Canisp". After those observations are finished, Curiosity will drive about 15 meters and collect the usual post-drive images.
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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.