Nur in USA

Planetary Science

  • Used for surface sample collection mission, focusing on non-metallics minerals (for metallic minerals see Mineral Detector)
  • Radar dish and green side dishes are used for scanning surfaces, front computer used for pre-flight configuration
  • If an interesting area is identified, the shuttle will land and the explorer can collect, analyse further with the tools carried with him
  • Samples are stored in the sample container
  • Computer connected to the sample containers allows to run first analysis on the samples, such as mass spectroscopy.
  • IR lamps (front and on engines) are used for low light condition flights