Curiosity Mission Updates

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Mast Camera (Mastcam) on Sol 1349 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

We'd like to keep driving toward the southwest , but can't see all of the terrain ahead from our current location. So the Sol 1352 plan includes a short drive to give us a better view. Before the rover moves, Mastcam will acquire a large stereo mosaic of the "Breckhorn" ridge in front of the vehicle and extend the left Mastcam mosaic of the "Fracture Town" area to the west. ChemCam and Mastcam will also observe a rock called "Tsongoari." After the drive, images are planned that will hopefully allow the tactical team to find a safe path ahead. It was an easy day for me as MAHLI/MARDI uplink lead today, with only an end-of-drive MAHLI image and a MARDI twilight image. by Ken Herkenhoff 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.


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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.

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