Ken Herkenhoff is Lead Scientist for the Mars Exploration Rover Microscopic Imager and also a member of the Curiosity science team.
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Posted 2013/11/25 02:38 CST | 1 comments
An electrical problem frustrated progress on the Curiosity mission this week, but the problem is now understood and the rover back to work.
Posted 2013/11/14 01:56 CST | 0 comments
Having racked up several kilometers in the drive to Mount Sharp, Curiosity paused for a second science stop at an outcrop called "Cooperstown." While there, the rover performed a software upgrade and then lost a few days to a software anomaly. The rover has now resumed normal science operations.
Posted 2013/10/23 02:57 CDT | 1 comments
After a brief science stop at Darwin (formerly known as Waypoint 1), Curiosity has driven hundreds of meters toward Mount Sharp. Autumn has come to Curiosity's southern hemisphere location, bringing lower temperatures. That means more power is required to heat rover actuators, leaving less power for science along the drive.