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Mars 2020: Sample Dossier

Sep. 12, 2023. An initial version of the Sample Dossier Bundle is released. Note: This release of the bundle includes the Initial Reports Volumes. More collections will be added to the bundle at a future date. See the release notes for more information.

The Sample Dossier Archive contains information related to remote sensing and contact science observations of targets that are drilled and for which samples are cached on the surface. The archive provides scientific context for the samples, and documents what was done during drilling, including the exact location, appearance of the target before and after drilling, and measurements of currents and other engineering parameters associated with drilling. The archive also documents the locations and physical characteristics of cache points for future retrieval.

Sample Dossier Release Notes

Sample Dossier Release Notes contain information about the archive and errata, if any. They are updated with each release.

Collections in the Sample Dossier Archive Bundle

Note: Additional collections will be added at a future date. These collections will include engineering data related to the acquisition of each core sample and a User's Guide.

Introduction to the Sample Dossier Archive Bundle (readme.txt)
Sample Dossier Bundle Root Directory
Sample Dossier Document collection
Sample Dossier Initial Reports collection

Initial Reports

The Initial Reports are near-real-time records of activities surrounding sample acquisition, analogous to field notes. They are preliminary, and the interpretations and even some of the underlying measurements will be revised and described more fully in detailed follow-on publications.

Mars 2020 Initial Reports Volume 2 (Samples 11-21) (PDF, 35.2 MB) Posted March 15, 2023
Modified October 25, 2023
DOI: 10.17189/49zd-2k55
Mars 2020 Initial Reports Volume 1 (Samples 1-10) (PDF, 26.0 MB) Posted August 22, 2022
Modified October 23, 2023
DOI: 10.17189/68tf-re13





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