Gas Capture Device for Mass Spectrometers

The new Atmospheric Sampling Technology Development System now under development in our laboratory will provide a platform for the design, development, and verification of new technologies for the in situ capture of planetary atmospheric gases by transiting spaceflight mass spectrometers. The capture and storage of exospheric samples from both terrestrial and icy planets and satellites is an area of specialization for SwRI, and our laboratory will bring to bear a powerful combination of expertise.