Phobos-Grunt project: Devices for scientific studies

  title={Phobos-Grunt project: Devices for scientific studies},
  author={Lev M. Zelenyi and A. V. Zakharov},
  journal={Solar System Research},
Design, characteristics and scientific tasks of the LASMA-LR laser ionization mass spectrometer onboard Luna-25 and Luna-27 space missions
Abstract The laser-ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometer LASMA-LR is part of the scientific payload of the Luna-25 and Luna-27 missions. The instrument is able to perform analysis of elementalExpand
Studies of Mars and Its Satellites by Advanced Interplanetary Stations Designed by the Lavochkin Association (On the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Launch of the Phobos-2 Spacecraft)
This article describes the results of the Phobos 2 interplanetary mission, launched in 1988, and presents some prospective scenarios for studying near-Mars space, including the return of regolithExpand
Improved detection sensitivity for heavy trace elements using a miniature laser ablation ionisation mass spectrometer
Laser ablation ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry is a versatile technique to obtain highly sensitive measurement of the elements and isotope composition of solid materials. Because of theExpand
The Phobos-Grunt microgravity soil preparation system
Abstract To understand the composition of regolith on distant bodies it is important to make quantitative measurement of its composition. However, many instruments on board space missions can onlyExpand
CAMAM: A Miniature Laser Ablation Ionisation Mass Spectrometer and Microscope-Camera System for In Situ Investigation of the Composition and Morphology of Extraterrestrial Materials
Performance studies of a microscope-camera system (MCS) and a laser ablation/ionisation mass spectrometer (LIMS) instrument (referred to here as a laser mass spectrometer or LMS) are presented. TheExpand
Biogeochemical Fingerprints of Life: ऀð From Polar Ecosystems to the Galilean Moons (*)
We highlight two aspects of terrestrial Polar Regions that are relevant for astrobiology. We mention the Canadian Arctic at Ellesmere Island, where sulfur patches are accumulating on glacial iceExpand
Compact echelle spectrometer for occultation sounding of the Martian atmosphere: design and performance.
This work discusses the science objectives of the occultation experiment for the case of Mars, the implementation of the instrument, and the results of ground calibrations of the echelle spectrometer TIMM-2. Expand
Performance evaluation of a miniature laser ablation time-of-flight mass spectrometer designed for in situ investigations in planetary space research.
Key performance features of a miniature laser ablation time-of-flight mass spectrometer designed for in situ investigations of the chemical composition of planetary surfaces are presented and performance evaluations indicate significant improvements to several instrumental figures of merit. Expand
On Applicability of a Miniaturised Laser Ablation Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer for Trace Elements Measurements
We present results from mass spectrometric analysis of NIST standard materials and meteoritic samples conducted by a miniaturised laser ablation mass spectrometer designed for space research. TheExpand
Optimization of mass spectrometers using the adaptive particle swarm algorithm.
A substantial increase in performance for mass spectrometers that have manually been tuned for several weeks or months is demonstrated after the application of APSA optimization. Expand