An instrument developed by the University of Berne is set to fly to the Moon in 2027 as part of a NASA mission.
The Laser Ablations Ionisation Mass Spectrometer (or LIMS for short) will be used to analyse moon samples.
It will fly to the moon as part of NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative.
Funding for the Swiss-made device is being provided by the European Space Agency.
NASA is working with several companies to deliver scientific and technological devices to the lunar surface as part of this initiative.