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Mars Observer's Global Mapping Mission

Albee, A. L. and Palluconi, D. F. (1990) Mars Observer's Global Mapping Mission. Eos, 71 (39). pp. 1099-1107. ISSN 0096-3941. doi:10.1029/EO071i039p01099-01.

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The Mars Observer mission, scheduled for launch in September 1992, will provide an orbital platform at Mars from which the entire Martian surface and atmosphere will be observed beginning in late 1993. Mars Observer will extend the exploration and characterization of Mars by providing new and systematic measurements of the surface and atmosphere of the planet. These measurements will be made from a low-altitude polar orbiter over a period of one Martian year (687 Earth days), permitting repetitive observations of the surface and of the seasonal variations of the atmosphere. The mission is being designed in a manner that will provide new and valuable scientific data at a significant reduction in cost and operational complexity.

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Additional Information:© 1990 American Geophysical Union. The research described here was carried out by the Mars Observer Project at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The authors are the project scientists for the Mars Observer mission and acknowledge the contribution of the entire project staff. The science objectives for the individual investigations are summarized from the science plans prepared by the individual investigators.
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Official Citation:Albee, A. L., and D. F. Palluconi (1990), Mars Observer's Global Mapping Mission, Eos Trans. AGU, 71(39), 1099–1107, doi:10.1029/EO071i039p01099-01
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