Characterization of Martian Surface Mineralogy

Grant #: NNX09AK63A
Senior Scientist: Janice Bishop

Characterization of the Martian surface via orbit and landed investigations is proposed here.  We will be analyzing data collected by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) that is currently in orbit at Mars.  We are also completing hardware and testing of Chemin that will be launched on the Mars Science Lab (MSL) for Mars during 2011.