During a short visit of the CNES-IRAP laboratory in Toulouse, France, the ROBOMINERS team from the Geological Survey of Belgium presented this summer the project concept and the potential links with the robotic exploration of Mars, involving among others the use of automated LIBS instrumentation, Raman. The discussions led to various technical considerations for the application of spectroscopic techniques from a robotic platform.


SuperCam flight unit (for Raman and near-infrared spectrometer analysis) – will be sent to Mars with the next martian rover. Credits: CNES-TRONQUART Nicolas 2018.