[E–pub New] (Mars Science Laboratory) AUTHOR John A. Greene

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characters Ý Mars Science Laboratory Yperlinked table of contents for easy navigationPartial ContentsMars Science Laboratory – Fact SheetMission OverviewScience PayloadSpacecraftLaunch VehicleMars at a GlanceMars Science Laboratory InvestigationsScience PayloadEngineering InstrumentsMSL Entry Descent and Landing Instrument MEDLI SuiteInterplanetary Cruise and Approach to MarsEntry Descent and LandingMars Surface OperationsRover TelecommunicationRover ComputingRover NavigationMars Science Laboratory Landing SiteMars Recent Current and Upcoming Missions OverviewMars Science A Story of ChangesMyths and RealityHistorical Mars MissionsMSL The ScienceScience GoalsLanding Site SelectionInstrumentsObjectivesInstrument DetailsSampling SystemScience PlanningLaunch Cruise Approach and EDL Phases; Surface Initial Checkout ActivitiesSurface Operations Phase OverviewExample Mission Scenarios.

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characters Ý Mars Science Laboratory With its rover named Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory mission is part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program a long term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes In other words its mission is to determine the planet's habitability To find out the rover will carry the biggest most advanced suite of instruments for scientific studies ever sent to the Martian surface The rover will analyze samples scooped from the soil and drilled from rocks The rover's onboard laboratory will study rocks soils and the local geologic setting in order to detect chemical building blocks of life on Mars and will assess what the Martian environment was like in the pastTo make best use of the rover's science capabilities a diverse international te.

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characters Ý Mars Science Laboratory Am of scientists and engineers will make daily decisions about the rover's activities for the following day Even if the rover's technology all performs flawlessly some types of evidence the mission will seek about past environments may not have persisted in the rock record While the possibility that life might have existed on Mars provokes great interest a finding that conditions did not favor life would also pay off with valuable insight about differences and similarities between early Mars and early EarthThis book contains comprehensive coverage of all aspects of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory MSL and its Curiosity rover There is complete data on the MSL mission science investigations historical Mars missions the Gale Crater landing site and the radioisotope nuclear power source 158 Pages Over 60 photos and illustrations most in full color H.