APXS: Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer for the Mars Science
Principal Investigator: Ralf Gellert,
Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany
The 2009 MSL APXS will have advanced
capabilities, beyond those of the APXS instrument currently on
each of the two Mars Exploration Rovers. The APXS will be provided
by the Canadian Space Agency.
MSL's APXS is located on the arm turret
with many other instruments and tools.
Gellert page, Dept. of Physics,
Univ. of Guelph, Canada, lead scientist for MSL APXS