Solar System Exploration Division

Dragonfly - DraMS (Dragonfly Mass spectrometer) (DraMS)




In Development


A central element of the payload is a highly capable mass spectrometer instrument, with front-end sample processing able to handle highmolecular-weight materials and samples of prebiotic interest. The system has elements from the highly successful SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) instrument on Curiosity, which has pyrolysis and gas chromatographic analysis capabilities, and also draws on developments for the ExoMars/MOMA (Mars Organic Material Analyser).

Key Staff
    Artist rendering of Dragonfly flying over Mars