Curiosity on Mars
[The Landing: Another Small Step for Man - A Giant Leap for Robot Kind]    [The Landing Site: Geological Jackpot at Gale Crater]   
[Curiosity: The Escalade of Mars Rovers]    [The Science Payload]    [References and Further Reading]

Curiosity on Mars
References and Further Reading

Clay Minerals
A Laboratory Manual for X-Ray Powder Diffraction
Lecture Notes for Clay Minerals GEOL8550
Nontronite
The Clay Minerals Society Glossary of Clay Science

Curiosity Rover Computers and Software
BAE Systems RAD750 Radiation-hardened Single Board Computer
BAE Systems Radiation-hardened Electronics Product Catalog
BAE Systems RAD750 Radiation-hardened Single Board Computer Data Sheet
Comparison of Embedded Computer Systems On Board The Mars Rovers
The CPUs of Spacecraft Computers in Space
Windriver VxWorks

Curiosity Rover Potporri
Clara Ma's Winning Rover-Naming Essay

Entry, Descent, and Landing System
Aerothermodynamic Design of the Mars Science Laboratory Backshell and Parachute Cone
Mars Science Laboratory: Entry, Descent, and Landing System Performance
Mars Science Laboratory Aeroshell
Monopropellant Hydrazine 700 lbf Throttling Terminal Descent Engine for Mars Science Laboratory
The RCS Attitude Controller for the Exo-atmospheric and Guided Entry Phases of the Mars Science Laboratory

Geology and Mineralogy of Gale Crater
A Visit by Curiosity to Gale Crater's Stratigraphic Record of Sulfate and Clay-mineral Deposition
Rock Stratigraphy in Gale Crater, Mars
Testing Evidence of Recent Hydration State Change in Sulfates on Mars
The Geomorphology of the Proposed MSL Field Site in Gale Crater

Geology and Mineralogy of Mawrth Vallis
Mawrth Vallis - The Dream Is Alive

Imagery and Photography of Gale Crater
ASU High Resolution Imaging Experiment Images of Gale Crater
Mars Odyssey THEMIS Photographs of Gale Crater
Mars Orbiter Camera Narrow-angle Image M03-01521
Mars Orbiter Camera Narrow-angle Image M03-01521

Landing Site Selection
Final Four Landing Sites for the Mars Science Laboratory
Mars Exploration Program Landing Sites
MSL Landing Site Selection - Userís Guide to Engineering Constraints
Selection of the Mars Exploration Rover Landing Sites

Mars Maps
Google Mars Map

Mars Science Laboratory Mission Overview, Scientific Goals and Objectives
Mars Science Laboratory Overview

Radioisotope Power Systems
Idaho National Laboratory - Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator
Radioisotope Power Systems for Space Exploration
Space Radioisotope Power Systems - Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator

Telecommunications
C/TT-510 Electra-Lite UHF Proximity Link Transceiver
Mars Science Laboratory Telecommunications System Design

The Scientific Exploration of Mars, Fredric W. Taylor, ISBN-13: 978-0521829564
Geology of Clays and Clay Minerals, Georges Millot, ISBN-13: 978-0412100505
The Martian Surface: Composition, Mineralogy and Physical Properties, Jim Bell (Editor), ISBN-13: 978-0521866989
Mars: An Introduction to its Interior, Surface and Atmosphere, Nadine Barlow, ISBN-13: 978-0521852265

[The Landing: Another Small Step for Man - A Giant Leap for Robot Kind]    [The Landing Site: Geological Jackpot at Gale Crater]   
[Curiosity: The Escalade of Mars Rovers]    [The Science Payload]    [References and Further Reading]


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