Barriot, JP × Dehant, V Folkner, W Cerisier, JC Ribes, A Benoist, J Van Hoolst, Tim Defraigne, P Warnant, R Preston, RA Romans, L Wu, S Wernik, AW #
Published for the Committee by Pergamon Press
Advances in Space Research vol:28 issue:8 pages:1237-1249
The NEtlander Ionosphere and Geodesy Experiment (NEIGE) of the Netlander Mission to Mars has two series of scientific objectives: (1) to determine Mars orientation parameters in order to obtain information about the interior of Mars and about the seasonal mass exchange between atmosphere and ice caps; and (2) to determine the total electron content (TEC) and the scintillation of radio signals in order to study the large- and small-scale structure of the ionosphere of Mars. These two sets CC information will be derived from measurements of amplitudes and Doppler shifts of radio links at UHF and X-band between the Netlander microstations on the Mars surface and an orbiter and between this orbiter and the Earth (at X-band). (C) 2001 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Near-earth objects, impact hazards, and the mars international program