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Instruments on the Mars Express orbiter can observe selected areas of the Martian surface
- Title Instruments on the Mars Express orbiter can observe selected areas of the Martian surface
- Released 30/05/2002 3:09 pm
- Copyright ESA 2001/Illustration by Medialab
Instruments on the Mars Express orbiter:
1. MARSIS: ground penetrating radar to locate, for example, water and ice
2. HRSC: providing accurate and detailed images of the surface and atmosphere
3. OMEGA: mapping the surface composition of Mars
4. SPICAM: finding out why the Martian
atmosphere is so oxidising
5. PFS: studying the composition of the atmosphere
6. ASPERA: looking at how the solar wind erodes the Martian atmosphere
7. MaRS (no corresponding hardware): using data transmission for science
8. Beagle 2: searching for evidence of past or present life.
- Id 196599
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