Curiosity Mission Updates
Sol 2075: It's a SAMple party!Written by Rachel E. Kronyak on 06.07.2018
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Chemistry & Camera (ChemCam) on Sol 2074 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL
Today, Sol 2075, was a fairly straightforward day of planning, as most of the plan will be devoted to carrying out a methane experiment with our SAM instrument to analyze an atmospheric sample. On the plus side, we were able to squeeze in about 45 minutes of additional science block time, which was split between our Environmental (ENV) and Geologic (GEO) theme groups. ENV will perform several atmospheric monitoring activities to assess dust opacity with Navcam and Mastcam, including a few line-of-sight images and a tau measurement. ENV will also take a series of images with Navcam to look for dust devils as well as a deck monitoring image with Mastcam.
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These blog updates are provided by self-selected Mars Science Laboratory mission team members who love to share what Curiosity is doing with the public.
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.