The following list presents various application samples for tunable diode laser spectroscopy in space.
NASA’s flagship Rover Curiosity detects CO2 and H2O isotopes based on their tunable laser spectrometer SAM. The analysis of soil samples is to determine whether Mars is or has been a suitable living environment. We are proud that the instrument uses a 2.78 µm nanoplus laser for this measurement.[ 115 , 25 ]
Future space ships will be equipped with a kind of ejector seat. Extremely fast and selective explosion detection is required to be quick enough to save the lives of the astronauts.