Curiosity Mission Updates
Sols 2397-2399: Go SAM, Go!Written by Kristen Bennett on 05.03.2019
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Front Hazard Avoidance Cameras (Front Hazcams) on Sol 2395 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
The first round of SAM experiments was successful, so in the weekend plan we get to move forward with the GCMS (Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer) experiment. First, additional sample will be delivered to SAM. Then the sample will be heated and analyzed. This is exciting because we decided to drill the Kilmarie target after the Aberlady drill hole did not yield enough material for us to be confident that there would be enough sample for SAM. With the first SAM experiment complete and the second experiment in the weekend plan, things are looking good so far at the Kilmarie drill hole.
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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.