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Mars Environment and Magnetic Orbiter model payload

Langlais, B. and Leblanc, F. and Fouchet, T. and Barabash, S. and Breuer, D. and Chassefière, E. and Coates, A. and Dehant, V. and Forget, F. and Lammer, H. and Lewis, S. and Lopez-Valverde, M. and Mandea, M. and Menvielle, M. and Pais, A. and Pätzold, M. and Read, P. and Sotin, C. and Tarits, P. and Vennerstrom, S. and Branduardi-Raymont, G. and Cremonese, G. and Merayo, J. G. M. and Ott, T. and Rème, H. and Trotignon, J. G. and Walhund, J. E. (2008) Mars Environment and Magnetic Orbiter model payload. Experimental Astronomy. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s10686-008-9101-1.

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Mars Environment and Magnetic Orbiter was proposed as an answer to the Cosmic Vision Call of Opportunity as a M-class mission. The MEMO mission is designed to study the strong interconnections between the planetary interior, atmosphere and solar conditions essential to understand planetary evolution, the appearance of life and its sustainability. MEMO provides a high-resolution, complete, mapping of the magnetic field (below an altitude of about 250 km), with an yet unachieved full global coverage. This is combined with an in situ characterization of the high atmosphere and remote sensing of the middle and lower atmospheres, with an unmatched accuracy. These measurements are completed by an improved detection of the gravity field signatures associated with carbon dioxide cycle and to the tidal deformation. In addition the solar wind, solar EUV/UV and energetic particle fluxes are simultaneously and continuously monitored. The challenging scientific objectives of the MEMO mission proposal are fulfilled with the appropriate scientific instruments and orbit strategy. MEMO is composed of a main platform, placed on a elliptical (130 × 1,000 km), non polar (77° inclination) orbit, and of an independent, higher apoapsis (10,000 km) and low periapsis (300 km) micro-satellite. These orbital parameters are designed so that the scientific return of MEMO is maximized, in terms of measurement altitude, local time, season and geographical coverage. MEMO carry several suites of instruments, made of an ‘exospheric-upper atmosphere’ package, a ‘magnetic field’ package, and a ‘low-middle atmosphere’ package. Nominal mission duration is one Martian year.

Document Type:Article
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Title:Mars Environment and Magnetic Orbiter model payload
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Langlais, B.Laboratoire de Planétologie et de Géodynamique, Université de Nantes, France
Leblanc, F.Service d’Aéronomie du CNRS/IPSL, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Fouchet, T.Observatoire de Paris, France
Barabash, S.Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Sweden
Chassefière, E.Service d’Aéronomie du CNRS/IPSL, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Coates, A.Department of Space and Climate Physics, University College London, UK
Dehant, V.Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussel, Belgium
Forget, F.Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique/ IPSL, Paris, France
Lammer, H.Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria
Lewis, S.Department of Physics and Astronomy, The Open University, UK
Lopez-Valverde, M.AIRE, Instituto di Astrofisica di Andalucia, Spain
Mandea, M.GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Germany
Menvielle, M.CETP/IPSL, Vélizy-Villacoublay, France
Pais, A.Department of Physics, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Pätzold, M.Universität zu Köln, Germany
Read, P.Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, University of Oxford, UK
Sotin, C.Laboratoire de Planétologie et de Géodynamique, Université de Nantes, France
Tarits, P.IUEM, Université de Brest, France
Vennerstrom, S.Danish National Space Center, Technical University of Denmark
Branduardi-Raymont, G.Mullard Space Science Laboratory of University College London, UK
Cremonese, G.Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, INAF, Italy
Merayo, J. G. M.Danish National Space Center, Technical University of Denmark
Ott, T.Swedish Space Corporation
Rème, H.CESR, Université de Toulouse, France
Trotignon, J. G.Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie de l’Environnement, CNRS, France
Walhund, J. E.Swedish Institute of Space Physics
Date:June 2008
Journal or Publication Title:Experimental Astronomy
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Keywords:Mars Environment and Magnetic Orbiter, MEMO, M-class mission, Cosmic Vision, planetary interior, atmosphere, solar conditions, planetary evolution
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Vergleichende Planetologie (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Physics
Deposited By: Stefanie Hempel
Deposited On:14 Oct 2008
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 15:12

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