[meteorite-list] Curiosity Arm Work to Include Vibration Testing

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2012 16:35:53 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <201209082335.q88NZrAq015770_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>


Arm Work to Include Vibration Testing
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
September 7, 2012

Curiosity skipped arm testing on Sol 31 (Sept. 6) after controllers held back on
new commanding due to a caution about a temperature reading on the arm. The issue
was resolved later in the day, so the planned activities have shifted to Sol 32
(Sept. 7). These include a checkout of the tool turret at the end of the arm and a
test using vibration of the sample processing device on the arm.

The downlink during Sol 31 returned a Navigation Camera image of the turret taken
during testing on Sol 30. It can be seen among the raw images from the rover at:
http://1.usa.gov/NPGnIp .

Curiosity continues to work in good health. Sol 31, in Mars local mean solar time
at Gale Crater, ended at 3:56 a.m. Sept. 7, PDT.
Received on Sat 08 Sep 2012 07:35:53 PM PDT

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