Ten Earth Years Later On Mars Sols 3553-3554

Fri, 05 Aug 2022 00:58:10 GMT
Space Daily

Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 05, 2022 Tosol we uplinked a two-sol plan as Curiosity continues to navigate...

Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 05, 2022 Tosol we uplinked a two-sol plan as Curiosity continues to navigate "Paraitepuy Pass." The terrain surrounding the rover, while visually stunning, has impacted our communication bandwidth and timing. In addition, these days Earth rises relatively late on Mars, pushing the handover (i.e., start of the plan) to the late morning when the thermal environment is suboptimal for APXS touch-and-go