What does MOMA stand for?
MOMA stands for Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer
This definition appears rarely
See other definitions of MOMA
Samples in periodicals archive:
NASA's participation in the 2018 ExoMars Rover mission includes providing critical elements to the premier astrobiology instrument on the rover, the Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA). By studying organic molecules (the chemical building blocks of life as we know it), MOMA is designed to help answer questions about whether life ever existed on Mars, as well as its potential origin, evolution, and distribution on the Red Planet.
M, Greenbelt, MD 20771 Description NASA/GSFC has a requirement for the Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) a joint NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) instrument comprised of two, complementary mode mass spectrometers: a gas chromatograph mass spectrometer (GC-MS) and laser desorption mass spectrometer (LD-MS). The GC-MS and LD-MS are located in the Analytical Science Drawer carried by a Mars Rover known as ExoMars.
Steininger, H. (2013, 2-9 March ). Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) mass spectrometer for ExoMars 2018 and beyond. Paper presented at the IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT. Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) mass spectrometer for ExoMars 2018 and beyond. Paper presented at the IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2-9 March. 2013, Big Sky, MT.
The rover will obtain samples from as deep as two meters beneath the surface and deliver them to an onboard analytical laboratory for detailed examination. The Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) investigation forms a core part of the sample analysis capability of ExoMars. Its top objective is to address the main “life signs” goal of the mission through detailed chemical analysis of the acquired samples.