30 November 2015

Sol 1180: Heater table update

Posted by Ryan Anderson

The MAHLI wheel imaging planned for Sol 1179 completed nominally, and the initial assessment showed no broken grousers.  The rover is now poised to begin testing mobility in the dark sand in front of the vehicle, but first a table used onboard to determine when heating is needed must be updated.  No heating is allowed this sol after the update, which limits the activities that can be planned.  So it was a relatively quiet day for the science planning team, with a Navcam search for clouds and ChemCam/Mastcam observations of a sandy ripple named “Khumib” and an outcrop dubbed “Abenab” early in the afternoon.

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.