Aug 16, 2012 (Ls 155.7 MY 31) to [ongoing]
ChemCam uses a laser to vaporize materials in an area of 1 millimeter or smaller and analyzes their chemical composition with a spectrograph. The instrument consists of a Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectrometer (LIBS) and a Remote Micro-Imager (RMI). Chemcam has taken several passive spectral measurements of the sky during the MSL mission. A timetable indicating when these measurements were taken is included below.
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ChemCam Timetable of atmospheric measurements: .XSLX .CSV .PDF