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Phil Stooke
post Jan 31 2018, 09:49 PM
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Update to include the sol 1950 drive.

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post Feb 1 2018, 11:54 PM
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I have been posting these maps since landing (and plan to continue), but if you want a summary of the rover's travels and you don't want to slog through over 1100 posts, I have now collected maps of the whole traverse up to about sol 1948 (nominally 1950, but I finished a bit early).

They can be obtained here:

http://www.blurb.ca/b/8519959-atlas-of-curiosity

as a printed 'magazine' or as a PDF file. There is an e-book option but I'm not sure how effective that is and for now I'm not sure I would recommend it.

I did this for Opportunity before, just as an epub file, but that will soon follow in the new print plus PDF format at Blurb.ca, updated to sol 5000.

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post Feb 3 2018, 02:18 PM
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Update to sol 1952 (last drive on sol 1950), including names from Phil's map.
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post Feb 12 2018, 07:42 PM
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Sol 1962, a drive to a bright outcrop sitting in a small depression. The route is loosely based on visible tracks. As always I will correct it based on JPL mapping as it becomes available. This overview shows that we are getting back to the planned drive path after an excursion into the clay unit.

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post Feb 13 2018, 04:59 PM
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It seems Curiosity might stay at sol's 1963 location for a while,to attempt drilling, so here is an update with the latest move.
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post Mar 8 2018, 03:15 AM
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A drive on sol 1985... here's an updated map. The position might be refined when a full panorama is available, and the route is just a guess so far.

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post Mar 9 2018, 06:29 PM
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A roughly 50 m drive on sol 1986. That is shorter than expected, but possibly the path was more convoluted than i show here. I will update this when i know more, but the location is good.

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post Mar 12 2018, 01:59 AM
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I was right about the last drive - it was much longer than a straight line. Same problem today - I have a fairly good location but no idea what the path looked like. It's an iterative process!

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post Mar 12 2018, 04:30 PM
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QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Mar 12 2018, 01:59 AM) *
... Same problem today - I have a fairly good location but no idea what the path looked like...

More twisting on sol 1989. I guess this shows the terrain is not that easy to navigate... This update to sol 1989 includes Phil's map of the drilling attempts (thanks Phil!).
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Attached File  The_Martian_Way_MSL_Curiosity_Sol_1989_2018MAR12.kmz ( 615.78K ) Number of downloads: 34

Edit: My sincere apologies to everyone who had already downloaded the file. I mistakenly posted an old version. The attachment is the now the correct one. Thank you.
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post Mar 14 2018, 05:28 PM
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15 m on sol 1991 - quick update. I will be travelling for a few days so there may be a delay in mapping. Final destination: LPSC.

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post Mar 14 2018, 08:57 PM
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Thanks as always for the great mapping work. Just one niggle - I'm pretty sure the name Peterculler should actually read Peterculter. The original is in Aberdeenshire (and the l is silent, rhymes with scooter).

Have a great LPSC - some fascinating abstracts there.
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post Mar 14 2018, 09:22 PM
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Niggles are always welcome! I took the name from the MSL website update here:

https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/mission/mars-...-ogunquit-beach

This is not the first time a mistake has been made there. When the Analyst's Notebook is updated at 4 month intervals I always check target names and locations, and every now and then I find one that was spelled differently in the update. I will follow your suggestion here and change it, and look again at this when it shows up in the Analyst's Notebook.

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post Mar 16 2018, 07:28 PM
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Update to sol 1993, a drive of about 34m in the NE direction.
Here is a simple map, while Phil is away.
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post Mar 17 2018, 02:44 AM
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Thanks, Fernando! I am in my hotel in Houston, ready to spend 2 days in the Microsymposium and then next week at LPSC.

Here is my update to sol 1993 with a few corrections including 'Peterculter' and the last few drives. I always check my maps with the JPL maps when they are released, and for the sol 1986 drive the two separate JPL maps don't agree. I had used one, now I'm using the other.

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post Mar 20 2018, 03:14 AM
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A drive on sol 1996 took us out of my map area, so I have had to extend it - I will extend the larger scale map later when i know how far we have gone in this direction.

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