17 August 2016

Sol 1433: Butte-iful scenery

Posted by Ryan Anderson

Yestersol’s drive went nicely, so today the plan looks quite similar, with a remote sensing block followed by another 50 meters of driving! The Sol 1433 plan starts with ChemCam and Mastcam of the target “Klein Klipneus.” After that, Mastcam has a couple of mosaics to continue admiring the scenery (a.k.a. studying the stratigraphy of the Murray Buttes). Then Curiosity will drive and collect post-drive imaging, followed by an untargeted science block with Mastcam and Navcam atmospheric observations. CheMin will also be doing its third analysis of the “Marimba2” drill sample and then reading out its data to be downlinked.

by Ryan Anderson

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