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The SuperCam Remote Sensing Instrument Suite for Mars 2020

Roger C. Wiens 1 Sylvestre Maurice 2 K. Mccabe 1 Ph. Cais 3 Ryan B. Anderson 4 Olivier Beyssac 5 Lydie Bonal 6 S. Clegg 1 Lauren Deflores 7 Gilles Dromart 8 W. W. Fischer 9 Olivier Forni 2 Olivier Gasnault 2 John P. Grotzinger 9 J.R. Johnson 10 Jesus Martinez-Frias 11 Nicolas Mangold 12 S. Mclennan 13 Franck Montmessin 14 F. Rull 11 S.K. Sharma 15 V. Sautter 5 E. Lewin 16 E. Cloutis 17 François Poulet 18 Samuel Bernard 19 T. Mcconnochie 20 N. Lanza 1 Horton Newsom 21 Ann Ollila 21 R. Leveille 22 Stéphane Le Mouélic 12 Jérémie Lasue 2 N. Melikechi 23 Pierre-Yves Meslin 2 A. Misra 15 Olivier Grasset 12 S. Michael Angel 24 Thierry Fouchet 25 Pierre Beck 6 N. Bridges 10 Bruno Bousquet 26 Cécile Fabre 27 Patrick Pinet 2 Karim Benzerara 5 G. Montagnac 8 
Abstract : The Mars 2020 rover, essentially a structural twin of MSL, is being built to a) characterize the geology and history of a new landing site on Mars, b) find and characterize ancient habitable environments, c) cache samples for eventual return to Earth, and d) demonstrate in-situ production of oxygen needed for human exploration. Remote-sensing instrumentation is needed to support the first three of these goals [1]. The SuperCam instrument meets these needs with a range of instrumentation including the highest-resolution remote imaging on the rover, two different techniques for determining mineralogy , and one technique to provide elemental compositions. All of these techniques are co-boresighted, providing rapid comprehensive characterization. In addition, for targets within 7 meters of the rover the laser shock waves brush away the dust, providing cleaner surfaces for analysis. SuperCam will use an advanced version of the AEGIS robotic target selection software.
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Roger C. Wiens, Sylvestre Maurice, K. Mccabe, Ph. Cais, Ryan B. Anderson, et al.. The SuperCam Remote Sensing Instrument Suite for Mars 2020. 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Mar 2016, The Woodlands, TX, United States. pp.1322. ⟨insu-01285184⟩



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