Micrium Chosen for Mars Curiosity Analytical Lab

Micrium is pleased to be part of the continuing success of the Mars Rover Curiosity

19-Sep-2012 - USA
Micrium's Kernel, uC/OS-II, was chosen to control one of the analytical labs called SAM. SAM, or the Sample Analysis at Mars lab, is designed to investigate the chemical and isotopic composition of the Martian atmosphere and soil. It conducts a sensitive search for organic compounds and measures the isotopic composition of carbonaceous material extracted from the soil. SAM's investigations support the mission goal of quantitatively assessing the habitability of Mars, an essential step in the search for past or present life on Mars, with investigations in Gale Crater.

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