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2012-08-10
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Aug. 10: Curiosity Preps for a Planned 'Brain Transplant'
A healthy Curiosity spent Sol 4, its fifth day on Mars, preparing for this weekend's planned "brain transplant"--transitioning to a new version of flight software on both of Curiosity's redundant main computers. The new software is better suited for Mars surface operations, such as driving and using Curiosity's robotic arm. The "brain transplant" will...


 
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PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will spend its first weekend on Mars transitioning to software better suited for tasks ahead, such as driving and using its strong robotic arm.

The rover's "brain transplant," which will occur during a series of steps Aug. 10 through Aug. 13, will install a new version of software on both of the rover's redundant main computers. This software for Mars surface...


 
2012-08-09
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August 9: Curiosity Reveals its First 'Living Color' Mars Surface Panorama

 

Curiosity awoke from her "beauty sleep" today to the toe-tapping tune "Good Morning" from the musical "Singing in the Rain," feeling healthy and refreshed and ready for a busy day of continued health checks and imagery. The rover continues to perform very well. Today's Sol 3...


 
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The following data were compiled by Curiosity's Entry, Descent and Landing team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. It provides a timeline of critical mission events that occurred on the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (early on Aug. 6 EDT).

Time of Event Occurrence at Mars (PDT)
[10:10:45.7 PM] Atmospheric Entry
[10:15:04.9 PM] Parachute Deploy
[10:15:24.6 PM] Heat Shield Separation


 
2012-08-09
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PASADENA, Calif. - The first images from Curiosity's color Mast Camera, or Mastcam, have been received by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. The 130 low-resolution thumbnails, which were received Thursday morning, provide scientists and engineers of NASA's newest Mars rover their first color, horizon-to-horizon glimpse of Gale Crater.

"After a year in cold storage, where it endured...


 

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