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Sample Acquisition and Caching for a Potential Mars Caching Mission

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Description:
Sample acquisition and caching is accomplished utilizing the Sample Acquisition Tool (SAT) which will be deployed to the surface by the Robotic Arm, and the Sample Handling, Encapsulation, and Containerization (SHEC) mechanism which will be mounted on the rover body. Hardware prototypes of a robotic arm, SAT, and SHEC are shown in the accompanying figure.

Point of Contact:  Paul Backes - Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Sponsored by:  NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD)



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