Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Release 12

Status Report From: Planetary Exploration Newsletter
Posted: Monday, August 8, 2016

The NASA Planetary Data System announces the twelfth data release from the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission, covering data acquired from Sol 1160 through Sol 1293 (November 10, 2015, to March 27, 2016).

The instruments:
Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS)
Chemistry & Micro-Imaging (ChemCam)
Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin)
Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN)
Hazard Avoidance Cameras (Hazcam)
Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)
Mars Descent Imager (MARDI)
Mast-mounted Cameras (Mastcam)
Navigation Cameras (Navcam)
Position Localization and Attitude Correction Estimate Storage  (PLACES)
Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD)
Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS)
Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM)
Spacecraft, Planet, Instrument, Pointing C-Matrix, and Event kernels (SPICE)

This release's data:

Links to MSL data sets may be found on the PDS Geosciences Node web

or reached from the main PDS home page:

MSL data are archived at the PDS Atmospheres, PPI, Geosciences,  Imaging, and NAIF Nodes.

Two services for searching the MSL archives: The Planetary Image Atlas at the Imaging Node allows selection of MSL image data by specific search criteria.

The MSL Analyst's Notebook at the Geosciences Node allows searching  and downloading of all MSL data in the context of mission events.

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