26 April 2015

Sol 966-968: More Driving

Posted by Ryan Anderson


by Ken Herkenhoff

The rover drove 32 meters on Sol 964, to a position that gave us a good view of the terrain ahead and outcrops of interest. 

So a longer (~90 m) drive is planned for Sol 967 after ChemCam and Mastcam observe nearby targets dubbed “Pablo” and “Pauline” on Sol 966.  Mastcam, Navcam and REMS will also observe the atmosphere.  I’m MAHLI/MARDI uplink lead today, and planned the usual post-drive images.  CheMin will acquire calibration data overnight, and ChemCam will make calibration measurements on Sol 968. 

In other news, the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity tactical team planned Sol 4000 today!  A drive is planned this weekend for Opportunity as well.

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.