Mars Science Laboratory instruments



APXS: Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer for the Mars Science Laboratory

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.



Ralf Gellert page, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Guelph, Canada, lead scientist for MSL APXS


APXS in the news:

"Out of This World: New physics prof leads team designing device destined for 2009 Mars rover", University of Guelph, Oct. 2005 (Ontario, Canada)

MDA Space Missions - MSL APXS page

They are located in Canada.




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