Mars Express



  • HRSC (High Resolution Stereo Camera), German-led project; developed for the Mars-96 mission.
  • MaRS (Mars Radio Science Experiment), German-led project: Study of the atmosphere, surface and gravitation
  • PFS (Planetary Fourier Spectrometer), Italian-led project; German participation: Infrared spectrometer for the investigation of the atmosphere
  • ASPERA (Analyser of Space Plasmas and Energetic Atoms), Swedish-led project: Analysis of the reciprocal effect of the Mars atmosphere with the interplanetary medium
  • MARSIS (Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionospheric Sounding), Italian-led project: Investigation of the Martian soil depth and also the upper atmosphere
  • OMEGA (Observatoire pour la Minéralogie, l’Eau, les Glaces et l’Activité), French-led project; developed for the Mars-96 mission: Infrared spectrometer for the investigation of the surface composition
  • SPICAM (Spectroscopic Investigation of the Atmosphere of Mars), developed for the Rosetta mission: Ultraviolet spectrometer for the investigation of the atmosphere.

Lander (lost December 2003)

  • Gas chromatograph, mass spectrometer
  • PLUTO drill (German-led project), Robotic arm for sample analysis
  • microscope-, panorama- and wide-angle cameras (German participation)
  • Mössbauer and x-ray spectrometer (German participation)
  • environmental sensors

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03/05/2011 16:14:18



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