13 October 2015
Columbus Day is a federal holiday, but I’m scheduled as SOWG Chair tomorrow so I’m following Sol 1132 tactical planning and discussions of our goals for Sol 1133. The SAM analysis of the Big Sky drill sample went well and there is no need for another analysis, so the rest of the sample will be dumped out of CHIMRA on Sol 1132. MAHLI will take pictures of the dump target before and after the sample is dumped, then APXS will be placed on the dump pile for an overnight integration. Once CHIMRA is cleaned out, we’ll be ready to acquire another drill sample; the team’s favorite target for drilling is Greenhorn.
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.