Browse and search white papers and mission & technology studies received by the Planetary Science Decadal Survey. Click here for basic user instructions.
Title: Laboratory Measurements in Support of Present and Future Missions to Mars
Primary Author: Vincent F. Chevrier
Secondary Author(s): Derek Sears, Megan Elwood Madden, Essam Heggy
Institution: Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Science
Summary: The case is made that supporting laboratory measurements and facilities should be considered an integral element of the Nation’s Mars exploration program, since they provide a meaningful interpretation of the returned data, validation of theoretical models, and calibration of instruments.
Panel Selection: Mars: Not Phobos and Deimos.
Return to Index
These documents have been prepared in coordination with the National Academies of Science in support of the National Academies Planetary Science Decadal Survey. These documents are being made available for information purposes only, and any views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of NASA, JPL, or the California Institute of Technology.