ESA SP-1291: Mars Express - The Scientific Investigations
The Mars Express spacecraft has been orbiting Mars since December 2003, carrying a suite of instruments that are investigating many scientific aspects of this planet in unprecedented detail.
Following a thematic overview of the mission's scientific results so far, the next seven chapters of this publication explain the scientific investigations in detail, for each of the instruments separately. These individual chapters can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking on the links in the table below.
The complete ESA SP-1291 publication, but with reduced image resolution for distribution on the web, can be downloaded as a single PDF by clicking on the cover image on the right.
Contents of ESA SP-1291
|Mars Express: Summary of Scientific Results |
A. Chicarro, O.G. Witasse & A.P. Rossi
|HRSC: High Resolution Stereo Camera |
G. Neukum, R. Jaumann and the Co-Investigator Team
|OMEGA: Observatoire pour la Minéralogie, l'Eau, les Glaces et l'Activité |
J.-P. Bibring, Y. Langevin, F. Altieri et al.
|MARSIS: Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionospheric Sounding |
J.J. Plaut, G. Picardi, T.W. Watters et al.
|PFS: Planetary Fourier Spectrometer |
V. Formisano, F. Angrilli, G. Arnold et al.
|SPICAM: Spectroscopy for the Investigation of the Characteristics of the Atmospheric of Mars |
J.-L. Bertaux, O. Korablev, D. Fonteyn et al.
|ASPERA-3: Analyser of Space Plasmas and Energetic Neutral Atoms |
R. Lundin, S. Barabash and the ASPERA-3 team
|MaRS: Mars Express Radio Science Experiment |
M. Pätzold, S. Tellmann, T. Andert et al.
|Operations and Archiving|
|Mars Express Science Planning and Operations |
R. Pischel & T. Zegers
|Spacecraft and Payload Data Handling |
J. Zender, F. Delhaise, C. Arviset et al.
Note: Another Mars Express ESA special publication, describing the scientific instruments themselves, was published in 2004, several months after the spacecraft's arrival at Mars. It is available as "ESA SP-1240: Mars Express - The Scientific Payload" and linked from the right-hand menu.