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Micromega IR, an infrared hyperspectral microscope for space exploration
Author(s): C. Pilorget; J.-P. Bibring; M. Berthe; V. Hamm

Paper Abstract

The coupling between imaging and spectrometry has proved to be one of the most promising way to study remotely planetary objects [1][2]. The next step is to use this concept for in situ analyses. MicrOmega IR has been developed within this scope. It is an ultra miniaturized near-infrared hyperspectral microscope dedicated to in situ analyses, selected to be part of the ESA/ExoMars rover and RKA/Phobos Grunt lander payload. The goal of this instrument is to characterize the composition of samples at almost their grain size scale, in a nondestructive way. Coupled to the mapping information, it provides unique clues to trace back the history of the parent body (planet, satellite or small body) [3][4].

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10565, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010, 1056515 (20 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2309147
Show Author Affiliations
C. Pilorget, Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Univ. de Paris Sud (France)
J.-P. Bibring, Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Univ. de Paris Sud (France)
M. Berthe, Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Univ. de Paris Sud (France)
V. Hamm, Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Univ. de Paris Sud (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10565:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010
Errico Armandillo; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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