Ken Herkenhoff

Ken Herkenhoff

Mastcam-Z Co-Investigator, USGS Astrogeology Science Center

Ken Herkenhoff is a Mastcam-Z Co-Investigator and a geologist at the USGS Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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Curiosity update, sols 521-533: Assessing Dingo Gap

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

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

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

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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A Salty Sea on Mars

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