Christou, Apostolos and Oberst, Jürgen and Elgner, Stephan and Flohrer, Joachim and Margonis, Anastasios and McAuliffe, Jonathan P. and Koschny, Detlef (2012) Orbital observations of meteors in the Martian atmosphere using the SPOSH camera. Planetary and Space Science, 60 (1), pp. 229-235. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2011.09.002.
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We investigate the expected performance of a wide-angle camera in Martian orbit, which, unlike previous cameras that have flown to Mars, is capable of recording meteor activity in that planet's atmosphere. We show that, based on our current understanding of meteor physics and the interplanetary meteoroid population, several meteors will be detected by this instrument during a single nightside pass on a low Martian orbit. The instrument will also record the signatures of meteor showers expected to occur every Martian year (1.88 Earth years). The results of this investigation will test models of the flux of “large” (mm-cm) meteoroids at the orbit of Mars and their interaction with the Martian atmosphere.
|Title:||Orbital observations of meteors in the Martian atmosphere using the SPOSH camera|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Planetary and Space Science|
|In Open Access:||No|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Page Range:||pp. 229-235|
|Keywords:||Mars, Atmosphere, Meteors, Meteoroids|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Space|
|HGF - Program Themes:||Space Science and Exploration|
|DLR - Research area:||Raumfahrt|
|DLR - Program:||R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||R - Vorhaben Exploration des Sonnensystems|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geodesy|
|Deposited By:||Stephan Elgner|
|Deposited On:||09 Jan 2012 15:23|
|Last Modified:||26 Mar 2013 13:35|
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