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Ken Herkenhoff

Ken Herkenhoff

Ken Herkenhoff

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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A Salty Sea on Mars

March 29, 2004 • 0:29:17

A Salty Sea on Mars

Latest Blog Posts

Curiosity update, sols 521-533: Assessing Dingo Gap

February 04, 2014

While continuing to perform regular wheel health assessments, Curiosity took a sharp right turn and headed for Dingo Gap. On sol 533, they performed a "toe dip" that parked the rover atop the dune with a good view down into the valley.

Curiosity update, sols 488-520: Steady driving while watching the wheels

January 22, 2014

In the last month, Curiosity put 222 meters on the odometer in 12 short drives, while regularly assessing the wheels for damage. The rover performed touch-and-go analyses of rocks including Oneida and Kodak, and also took some ChemCam RMI mosaics of rocks near the base of Mount Sharp.

Curiosity update, sols 465-487: Wheel inspection, software upgrade, Cumberland dump

December 19, 2013

Curiosity activities over sols 465 to 487 included monitoring the condition of the wheels; a flight software upgrade; and dumping the Cumberland drill sample. Curiosity put approximately 200 meters on the odometer during this period.

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