Due to a problem with Mars rover Curiosity’s active computer, mission managers decided to switch to her backup computer as a ‘safe mode’ precaution.
Misson scientists told that the intentional swap was carried out due to a memory issue. The problem was identified on Wednesday February 27, 2013, when Curiosity transmitted routine status information, but failed [...]
To continue the talk about ‘what to wear’, today I am looking at what we really will wear on Mars. As you understand that we give serious thought – and have been doing that for many years – to what we want to wear on Mars. And no, I am not talking colours, or stylishness [...]
Today we were witness to another briefing by the Curiosity team at JPL and other institutions.
In the briefing the following scientists told the story of the research of Curiosity in Gale Crater:
Richard Cook, MSL project manager, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
Michael Malin, Mastcam principal investigator, Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego
R. Aileen Yingst, Mars [...]
Like the ‘mystery’ shiny thing Curiosity spotted in October 2012 that was nothing more than a piece that had fallen off the Curiosity crane when it was setting down Curiosity, another shiny thing lodged in a rock has been spotted. The mission scientists haven’t yet explained it. The image of the shiny bit was acquired when [...]
The participants of this JPL briefing were:
John Grotzinger, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena; Mars Science Laboratory Project Scientist
David Blake, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.; CheMin Principal Investigator
David Vaniman, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, Ariz.; CheMin Deputy Principal Investigator
David Bish, Indiana University, Bloomington; CheMin Co-investigator
Doug Ming, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston; CheMin Co-investigator
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