A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

URL https://archives.esac.esa.int/psa/ftp//pub/mirror/MARS-EXPRESS/SPICAM/MEX-M-SPI-2-IRRDR-CLEANED-EXT4-V1.0
DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qp0fxif
Abstract The Mars Express SPICAM level 1A IR data set contains clean measurements from the infrared SPICAM spectrometer collected during the nominal MARS phases
Description MEX EXT4 SPICAM MARS CLEANED IR RDR Data Set Overview The SPICAM MARS CLEANED IR RDR (level 1A) dataset contains raw measurements from the infrared SPICAM spectrometer collected during the MARS extension 4 phase mission of Mars Express. Data are stored in the [MEXSPI_2002/DATA/MARS] directory. The MARS directory is then divided into subdirectories labeled (MTPnn_pppp_nnnn) corresponding to the different Mars extension one phase defined by the MARS EXPRESS mission planning system with: MTPnn : Medium Term Planning nnn(nnn=001,002,003...)ppppp,nnnnn: orbit range. The extension four mission covers the range starting from MTP113 (i.e 2013 JAN 06) to MTP119 (i.e 2013 JUL 21). An easily viewed version of each record of the MEX SPICAM MARS CLEANED IR RDR data set is shown in [MEXSPI_2002/BROWSE]
Instrument SPICAM
Temporal Coverage 2013-01-06T00:00:00Z/2015-01-05T00:00:00Z
Version V1.0
Mission Description Mission Overview Mars Express was the first flexible mission of the revised long-term ESA Science Programme Horizons 2000 and was launched to the planet Mars from Baikonur (Kazakhstan) on June 2nd 2003. A Soyuz-Fregat launcher injected the Mars Express total mass of about 1200 kg into Mars transfer orbit. Details about the mission launch sequence and profile can be obtained from the Mission Plan (MEX-MMT-RP-0221) and from the Consolidated Report on Mission Analysis (CREMA)(MEX-ESC-RP- 5500). The mission consisted of (i) a 3-axis stabilized orbiter with a fixed high-gain antenna and body-mounted instruments, and (ii) a lander named BEAGLE-2, and was dedicated to the orbital and in-situ study of the interior, subsurface, surface and atmosphere of the planet. After ejection of a small lander on 18 December 2003 and Mars orbit insertion (MOI) on 25 December 2003, the orbiter experiments began the acquisition of scientific data from Mars and its environment in a polar elliptical orbit. The nominal mission lifetime for the orbiter was 687 days following Mars orbit insertion, starting after a 5 months cruise. The nominal science phase was extended (tbc) for another Martian year in order to complement earlier observations and allow data relay communications for various potential Mars landers up to 2008, provided that the spacecraft resources permit it. The Mars Express spacecraft represented the core of the mission, being scientifically justified on its own by investigations such as high- resolution imaging and mineralogical mapping of the surface, radar sounding of the subsurface structure down to the permafrost, precise determination of the atmospheric circulation and composition, and study of the interaction of the atmosphere with the interplanetary medium. The broad scientific objectives of the orbiter payload are briefly listed thereafter and are given more extensively in the experiment publications con...
Date Published 2014-11-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-11-30T00:00:00Z, MEX-M-SPI-2-IRRDR-CLEANED-EXT4, V1.0. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qp0fxif