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The ADRON-RM Instrument Onboard the ExoMars Rover

The ADRON-RM Instrument Onboard the ExoMars Rover

Publication date: 02 June 2017

Authors: Mitrofanov, I.G., et al.

Journal: Astrobiology
Volume: 17
Issue: 6-7
Page: 585-594
Year: 2017

Copyright: © Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

This overview presents the physical principles, design, measurement capabilities, and summary of planned operations of the autonomous detector of radiation of neutrons onboard rover at Mars (ADRON-RM) on the surface of Mars. ADRON-RM is a Russian project selected for the joint European Space Agency-Roscosmos ExoMars 2020 landing mission. A compact passive neutron spectrometer, ADRON-RM, was designed to study the abundance and distribution of water and neutron absorption elements (such as Cl, Fe, and others) in the martian subsurface along the path of the ExoMars rover.

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