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.