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read the article 'Curiosity Team Upgrades Software, Checks Wheel Wear'
December 20, 2013

The team operating NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has completed a software upgrade on the vehicle and is next planning a check of wear and tear on the rover's wheels.
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read the article 'Curiosity Resumes Science After Analysis of Voltage Issue'
November 25, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity resumed full science operations on Saturday, Nov. 23.
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read the article 'Rover Team Working to Diagnose Electrical Issue'
November 20, 2013

Science observations by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity have been suspended for a few days while engineers run tests to check possible causes of a voltage change detected on Nov. 17.
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Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Out of Safe Mode'
November 12, 2013

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Project received confirmation from Mars Sunday (Nov. 10) that the Curiosity rover has successfully transitioned back into nominal surface operations mode.
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read the article 'Curiosity Performs Warm Reset'
November 8, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity experienced an unexpected software reboot (also known as a warm reset) yesterday (11/7/13) during a communications pass as it was sending engineering and science data to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, for later downlinking to Earth.
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read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Drills Second Rock Target'
May 20, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has used the drill on its robotic arm to collect a powdered sample from the interior of a rock called "Cumberland."
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read the article 'Curiosity Resumes Science Investigations'
March 25, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has resumed science investigations after recovery from a computer glitch that prompted the engineers to switch the rover to a redundant main computer on Feb. 28.
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Status Report
read the article 'Sun in the Way Will Affect Mars Missions in April'
March 20, 2013

The positions of the planets next month will mean diminished communications between Earth and NASA's spacecraft at Mars.
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Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Rover Exits 'Safe Mode''
March 19, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has returned to active status and is on track to resume science investigations, following two days in a precautionary standby status, "safe mode."
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read the article 'New 'Safe Mode' Status of Curiosity Expected to be Brief'
March 18, 2013

Engineers have quickly diagnosed a software issue that prompted NASA's Mars rover Curiosity to put itself into a precautionary standby status over the weekend.
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read the article 'Curiosity Rover's Recovery Moving Forward'
March 11, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity continues to move forward with assessment and recovery from a memory glitch that affected the rover's A-side computer. Curiosity has two computers that are redundant of one another.
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read the article 'Curiosity Rover's Recovery on Track'
March 4, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has transitioned from precautionary "safe mode" to active status on the path of recovery from a memory glitch last week. Resumption of full operations is anticipated by next week.
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Status Report
read the article 'Computer Swap on Curiosity Rover'
February 28, 2013

The ground team for NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has switched the rover to a redundant onboard computer in response to a memory issue on the computer that had been active.
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Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Maneuver Prepares for Drilling'
January 28, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has placed its drill onto a series of four locations on a Martian rock and pressed down on it with the rover's arm, in preparation for using the drill in coming days.
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Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Rover Explores 'Yellowknife Bay''
January 4, 2013

After imaging during the holidays, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity resumed driving Jan. 3 and pulled within arm's reach of a sinuous rock feature called "Snake River."
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Mission Information

Launched:
7:02 a.m. PST, Nov. 26, 2011
(10:02 a.m. EST)

Landed:
10:32 p.m. PDT, Aug. 5, 2012
(1:32 a.m. EDT, Aug. 6, 2012)

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