[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)
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:
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