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First year of coordinated science observations by Mars Express and ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter

Status Report From: arXiv.org e-Print archive
Posted: Friday, March 6, 2020

A. Cardesin-Moinelo, B. Geiger, G. Lacombe, B. Ristic, M. Costa, D. Titov, H. Svedhem, J. Marin-Yaseli, D. Merritt, P. Martin, M.A. Lopez-Valverde

(Submitted on 4 Mar 2020)

In this paper we describe the first combined observations executed by the Mars Express and Trace Gas Orbiter missions since the start of the TGO operational phase in April 2018 until June 2019. Also included is the science opportunity analysis that has been performed by the Science Operation Centres and instrument teams to identify the observation opportunities until the end of 2020. These results provide a valuable contribution to the scientific community by enabling collaborations within the instrument teams and enhance the scientific outcome of both missions. This information is also valuable to other Mars missions, which may be interested in observing these locations for wider scientific collaboration.

Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)

DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2020.113707

Cite as: arXiv:2003.02184 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:2003.02184v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)

Submission history

From: Alejandro Cardesin-Moinelo 

[v1] Wed, 4 Mar 2020 16:56:20 UTC (3,436 KB)

https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.02184

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