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Title: ChemCam for Mars Science Laboratory rover, undergoing pre-flight testing

Los Alamos National Laboratory and partners developed a laser instrument, ChemCam, that will ride on the elevated mast of the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity. The system allows Curiosity to "zmore »ap" rocks from a distance, reading their chemical composition through spectroscopic analysis. In this video, laboratory shaker-table testing of the instrument ensures that all of its components are solidly attached and resistant to damage from the rigors of launch, travel and landing.« less
Title: ChemCam for Mars Science Laboratory rover, undergoing pre-flight testing
Publication Date: 2011-10-20
OSTI Identifier: 1149380
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: LANL (Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS ; MARS ; NASA ; CURIOSITY ; CHEMCAM ; SPACE ; MARS ROVER ; LASER ; CHEMISTRY ; GEOLOGY
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:04:40
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27