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Regolith Evolved Gas Analyzer (REGA): An Instrument to Characterize the Martian Soil Mineralogy and Atmosphere CompositionThis abstract describes an instrument and experiment to be proposed for a future Mars surface mission to conduct basic research on environmental characterization. The Regolith Evolved Gas Analyzer (REGA) experiment is designed to provide information on Mars surface material properties in preparation for human missions of exploration. The goals of the investigation are: 1) Define and determine surface mineralogy of soil and dust and their effects on humans and machines; and 2) Conduct in-situ investigations aimed at identifying possible evidence of past or present life on Mars.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Johnson Space Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Hoffman, John H.
(Texas Univ. at Dallas Richardson, TX United States)
McKay, David S.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX United States)
Ming, Douglas
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX United States)
Allen, Carlton C.
(Lockheed Martin Space Operations Houston, TX United States)
Hedgecock, Jud
(Oceaneering Space Systems Houston, TX United States)
Nienaber, Terry
(Oceaneering Space Systems Houston, TX United States)
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 2000
Publication Information
Publication: Concepts and Approaches for Mars Exploration
Issue: Part 1
Subject Category
Instrumentation And Photography
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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