PIA17065: Position of Curiosity for Drilling at 'Cumberland'
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Navcam (MSL)
Product Size: 1372 x 1104 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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This image produced from software used for planning drives of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity depicts the location and size of the rover when it was driven into position for drilling into rock target "Cumberland." Cumberland was the mission's second drilling target. This image also shows the proximity to the first drilling target, "John Klein," which is about nine feet (2.75 meters) away from the Cumberland target. To get from one to the other, the rover backed away from John Klein, pivoted, and pulled forward toward Cumberland. Curiosity arrived at the depicted position during the 274th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars (May 14, 2013).

The outline of the rover is from Rover Sequencing and Visualization Program software, with ground imagery from a mosaic of images taken by Curiosity's Navigation cameras.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, manages the Mars Science Laboratory Project for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. JPL designed and built the project's Curiosity rover and the rover's Navcam.

More information about Curiosity is online at http://www.nasa.gov/msl and http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech

Image Addition Date:
2013-06-05