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

Abstract

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 "zap" 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.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1149380
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; MARS; NASA; CURIOSITY; CHEMCAM; SPACE; MARS ROVER; LASER; CHEMISTRY; GEOLOGY

Citation Formats

None. ChemCam for Mars Science Laboratory rover, undergoing pre-flight testing. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
None. ChemCam for Mars Science Laboratory rover, undergoing pre-flight testing. United States.
None. Thu . "ChemCam for Mars Science Laboratory rover, undergoing pre-flight testing". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1149380.
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title = {ChemCam for Mars Science Laboratory rover, undergoing pre-flight testing},
author = {None},
abstractNote = {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 "zap" 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.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {10}
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