Thursday 16th August Sol 11
We have now completed 12 sols of work on Mars. Our work has been split into a combination of instrument checking, starting to look at the new data, particularly the MastCam images, and planning ahead. As the mission progresses we will spend a higher proportion of our time analysing the data as it comes in.
In the floor above our work rooms the MER Opportunity team still work on that rover’s data. Opportunity is a solar powered rover with fewer instruments and smaller than Curiosity. Landed in 2004 that has been a remarkable success story and gives great optimism for the future of Curiosity.