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ChemCam on the next NASA mission to Mars (MSL-2011): measured performance of the high power LIBS laser beam
Author(s): N. Le Roch; J. Dalmau; L. Pares

Paper Abstract

ChemCam is one of the ten instruments on the Mars Science Laboratory (also called Curiosity), a big rover being built by Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), for the next NASA mission to Mars (MSL 2011). ChemCam is a suite consisting of two remote sensing instruments: a Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectrometer (LIBS) [1] and a Remote Micro-Imager (RMI) [2]. LIBS provides elemental composition of rocks and soils, while the RMI places the LIBS analyses in their geomorphologic context.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10565, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010, 1056562 (5 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2552552
Show Author Affiliations
N. Le Roch, ALTEN Sud Ouest (France)
J. Dalmau, ALTEN Sud Ouest (France)
L. Pares, ALTEN Sud Ouest (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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