Malin Space Science Systems

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Name: Malin Space Science Systems
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

A thigh bone on Mars?

NASA / JPL / Malin Space Science SystemsThis picture was taken by the rover Curiosity during its 719th day on Mars (August 14, 2014). For more photos, visit http://www.midnightplanets.com/web/MSL/image/00719/0719MR0030550060402769E01_DXXX.htmlSince the ... [Published SCPR - 11 hours ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Bonanza King Target on Mars Being Evaluated for Further Drilling

By Stuart MilneImage Credit - NASANASA's Curiosity Mars rover is on a mission to drill and collect Martian rock material. It is currently on a target known as “Bonanza King,” which is located in the Gale Crater. The rover team at NASA are currently evaluating ... [Published AZoM - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Curiosity's Brushwork on Martian 'Bonanza King' Target

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover used the Dust Removal Tool on its robotic arm to brush aside reddish, more-oxidized dust, revealing a gray patch of less-oxidized rock material at a target called “Bonanza King,” visible in this image from the rover’s Mast ... [Published Space Fellowship - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

SHERLOC to Micro-Map Mars Minerals and Carbon Rings

An ultraviolet-light instrument on the robotic arm of NASA's Mars 2020 rover will use two types of ultraviolet-light spectroscopy, plus a versatile camera, to help meet the mission's ambitious goals, including a for signs of past life on Mars and selection ... [Published Noodls - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

NASA Selects MSSS to Provide Science Camera for 2020 Mars Rover Mission

NASA has selected the Mastcam-Z proposal, led by Jim Bell of Arizona State University, for flight on the Mars 2020 rover mission to be conducted by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  The Mastcam-Z system will be provided by Malin Space Science Systems, Inc. ... [Published SpaceRef - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Going The Distance

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, working on Mars since January 2004, passed 25 miles of total driving on the mission's 3,735th Martian day, or sol (July 27, 2014). A drive of 157 feet (48 meters) on Sol 3735 brought Opportunity's total odometry ... [Published Red Orbit - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Wind-Exhumed Crater

The large circular feature in this Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image is the expression of a formerly filled and buried meteor crater, locked within sedimentary materials eroded by wind in the Memnonia Sulci region of Mars. The ... [Published Red Orbit - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Syria Planum Volcano

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a small volcano in the Syria Planum region of Mars. Today, the lava flows that compose this small volcano are nearly hidden by a mantle of rough-textured, perhaps somewhat cemented, ... [Published Red Orbit - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Curiosity Rover Images Show Martian Soils That Are Similar To Earth's

Image Caption: This panorama is a mosaic of images taken by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on the NASA Mars rover Curiosity while the rover was working at a site called "Rocknest" in October and November 2012. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems ... [Published Red Orbit - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 2 reports

NASA Rover's Images Show Laser Flash on Martian Rock

Flashes appear on a baseball-size Martian rock in a series of images taken Saturday, July 12 by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the arm of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover. The flashes occurred while the rover's Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument ... [Published Noodls - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 2 reports

Curiosity Rover Investigates An Iron Meteorite On Mars

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL/CNES/IRAP/LPGNantes/CNRS/IAS/MSSSredOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe OnlineSince its safe landing in August 2012, NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has been busily carrying out its assigned tasks and making new ... [Published Red Orbit - Jul 16 2014]
Entities: Meteorite, Planet Mars, Iron
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Barchan Dunes

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows small barchan dunes on the floor of a crater in western Arabia Terra. Similar dunes are found in most of the larger craters of the region. The steepest slopes on these dunes, their ... [Published Red Orbit - Jul 16 2014]

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...of all the work we did for our MSL Mastcams, while addressing some of their limitations," said Mike Ravine, Advanced Projects Manager at MSSS.   "We felt that the most cost-effective improvement was to add a zoom to provide better stereo capability.  The zoom will deliver the same optical quality as the fixed-focal-length systems on MSL, while giving the flexibility to trade resolution against coverage and data volume."
Beegle said, "We'll be able not just to detect these chemicals and minerals with high sensitivity, but we will produce powerful chemical maps. For example, we can see whether organics are clumped together or diffuse, and we can correlate minerals with visible veins or grains in the rock. This also allows us to integrate our results with the other instruments for even more informational content on the samples."
MAHLI Deputy Principal Investigator Aileen Yingst of the Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, Arizona, said, "One of the reasons we took these images is that they allow the ChemCam folks to compare the plume to those they imaged on Earth. Also, MAHLI has captured images of other activities of Curiosity, for documentation purposes, and this was an opportunity to document the laser in action."
Jacob Schaffner, electronics engineer and the designer of ECAM at MSSS said, "TAGCAMS is a demanding application, but one which the ECAM system has proven well-suited for, and all in a package that weighs less than 3 kilograms. We're proud to be part of this exciting mission."

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A thigh bone on Mars? [Published SCPR - 11 hours ago]
Bonanza King Target on Mars Being Evaluated for... [Published AZoM - Aug 20 2014]
Curiosity's Brushwork on Martian 'Bonanza King'... [Published Space Fellowship - Aug 19 2014]
NASA Selects MSSS to Provide Science Camera for... [Published SpaceRef - Aug 01 2014]
SHERLOC to Micro-Map Mars Minerals and Carbon R... [Published Noodls - Aug 01 2014]
Going The Distance [Published Red Orbit - Jul 30 2014]
Wind-Exhumed Crater [Published Red Orbit - Jul 28 2014]
Syria Planum Volcano [Published Red Orbit - Jul 23 2014]
Curiosity Rover Images Show Martian Soils That ... [Published Red Orbit - Jul 19 2014]
NASA Rover's Images Show Laser Flash on Martian... [Published Noodls - Jul 17 2014]
Curiosity zaps Martian rocks with laser [Published HobbySpace - Jul 16 2014]
Barchan Dunes [Published Red Orbit - Jul 16 2014]
Curiosity Rover Investigates An Iron Meteorite ... [Published Red Orbit - Jul 16 2014]
Curiosity Finds Iron Meteorite on Mars [Published Space Fellowship - Jul 15 2014]
The Waters Of Mars: New Map Shows Something Une... [Published Universe Today - Jul 09 2014]
How Do You Make A Space Weather Forecast For Ve... [Published Universe Today - Jun 09 2014]
MSSS Awarded Contract by Lockheed Martin to Pro... [Published SpaceRef - May 08 2014]
Weekend Diversion: LEGOs for those with a littl... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Apr 28 2014]
Asteroids as Seen from Mars -- A Curiosity Rove... [Published Science Daily - Apr 25 2014]
For Valentine’s Day, Enjoy These Hearts On Ma... [Published Universe Today - Feb 14 2014]
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