MSL Mission facts and figures

  • NASA Mission
  • Launch: 26 November 2011
  • Landing on Mars: 6 August 2012
  • Rover "Curiosity": 3 meters long for a weight of 900 Kg
  • Goal: study of Mars habitability

Micro-camera on MSL

A micro-camera module (camera head) is included in the ChemCam instrument to provide high-resolution images of the areas targeted by the Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectrometer.