[meteorite-list] Curiosity Checks Sample of Martian Atmosphere

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 17:08:15 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <201209050008.q8508G1H027964_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>


Curiosity Checks Sample of Martian Atmosphere
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
September 4, 2012

Curiosity continued to work in good health during the Labor Day
weekend. The rover drove 98 feet (30 meters) during the mission's
Sol 26, on Sept. 1. The drive included a test of the rover's "
visual odometry" capability for using onboard analysis of images
to determine the distance it has driven. Sol 26 activities also
included an empty-cell test analysis by the Chemistry and
Mineralogy (CheMin) instrument. The Sample Analysis at Mars
instrument (SAM) analyzed a sample of Martian atmosphere as an
overnight activity from Sol 27 to Sol 28 (Sept. 2 to Sept. 3).

Planned activities for Sol 29 (Sept. 4) include another drive.

Sol 28, in Mars local mean solar time at Gale Crater, ended at
1:58 a.m. Sept. 4, PDT.
Received on Tue 04 Sep 2012 08:08:15 PM PDT

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