[meteorite-list] Curiosity Update - August 30, 2012

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2012 21:47:55 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <201209040447.q844ltPk008240_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>


Rover Completes Fourth Drive
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Curiosity Daily Status Report for Aug. 30, 2012

Curiosity drove about 70 feet (about 21 meters) on Thursday, continuing its
trek eastward toward a science destination called Glenelg, where it may begin
using its drill. This was the rover's fourth drive since landing. The trek to
Glenelg is expected to take several weeks, including a stop beginning in the
next week or two for conducting activities to check out the rover's robotic arm.

The rover is healthy. Besides the drive, Curiosity's activities during the
mission's Sol 24 included imaging of the sky by the rover's Navigation Camera and
data collection by environmental monitoring instruments.

Sol 24, in Mars local mean solar time at Gale Crater, ends at 11:19 p.m. Aug. 30, PDT.
Received on Tue 04 Sep 2012 12:47:55 AM PDT

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