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Title: MVACS Robotic Arm
Authors: Bonitz, R.
Slostad, J.
Bon, B.
Braun, D.
Brill, R.
Buck, C.
Fleischner, R.
Haldeman, A.
Herman, J.
Hertzel, M.
Noon, D.
Pixler, G.
Schenker, P.
Ton, T.
Tucker, C.
Zimmerman, W.
Issue Date: 2000
Citation: Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets
Abstract: The primary purpose of the Mars Volatiles and Climate Surveyor (MVACS) Robotic Arm is to support to the other MVACS science instruments by digging trenches in the Martian soil; acquiring and dumping soil samples into the thermal evolved gas analyzer (TEGA); positioning the Soil Temperature Probe (STP) in the soil: positioning the Robotic Arm Air Temperature Sensor (RAATS) at various heights above the surface, and positioning the Robotic Arm Camera (RAC) for taking images of the surface, trench, soil samples, magnetic targets and other objects of scientific interest within its workspace.
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