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Matthias Grott

Matthias Grott is the Principal Investigator for the MARA experiment and was responsible for the design, construction and integration of the instrument on board of MASCOT. Having completed the planning for taking the instrument into operation, he is now turning his attention to interpreting the scientific data acquired by the mission.

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Space | 26. September 2018

What does the MASCOT radiometer MARA measure?

A radiometer is a device for determining the radiation emitted by a surface. Its objective is to measure the temperature of the surface without touching it. When MASCOT separates from the Hayabusa2 probe on 3 October 2018, the MASCOT radiometer MARA will already be switched on, and will measure the surface temperature of the asteroid Ryugu during the descent, landing and rest periods. read more