Aug 16, 2012 (Ls 155.7 MY 31) to [ongoing]

    ChemCam pic

    An artist's conception of ChemCam analysis of a rock that is inaccessible to the rover arm. Credit: J-L. Lacour/CEA/French Space Agency (CNES)


    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.

    ChemCam Data Descriptions:

    Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometer (LIBS)
    LIBS Raw Data Set Description Document
    LIBS Reduced Data Set Description Document

    Remote Micro-Imager (RMI)
    RMI Raw Data Set Description
    RMI Reduced Data Set Description

    State of Health Raw Data Set Description Document

    ChemCam Archive - (You will be redirected to the Chemcam archive housed within PDS' Geosciences Node located at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.)
    ChemCam Timetable of atmospheric measurements: .XSLX .CSV .PDF