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New developments on ChemCam laser transmitter and potential applications for other planetology programs
Author(s): Benoît Faure; Eric Durand; Sylvestre Maurice; Didier Bruneau; Franck Montmessin

Paper Abstract

ChemCam is a LIBS Instrument mounted on the MSL 2011 NASA mission. The laser transmitter of this Instrument has been developed by the French society Thales Optronique (former Thales Laser) with a strong technical support from CNES. The paper will first rapidly present the performance of this laser and will then describe the postChemCam developments realized on and around this laser for new planetology programs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10564, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012, 105642I (20 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2309236
Show Author Affiliations
Benoît Faure, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Eric Durand, Thales Optronique S.A. (France)
Sylvestre Maurice, IRAP (France)
Didier Bruneau, LATMOS (France)
Franck Montmessin, LATMOS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10564:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012
Bruno Cugny; Errico Armandillo; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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