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Investigations of the Mars upper atmosphere with ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter

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The Martian mesosphere and thermosphere, the region above about 60 km, is not the primary target of the ExoMars 2016 mission but its Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) can explore it and address many interesting issues, either in-situ during the aerobraking period or remotely during the regular mission. In the aerobraking phase TGO peeks into thermospheric densities and temperatures, in a broad range of latitudes and during a long continuous period. TGO carries two instruments designed for the detection...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1007/s11214-017-0463-4

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López-Valverde, MA More by this author
Gerard, JC More by this author
González-Galindo, F More by this author
Vandaele, AC More by this author
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Grant:
(H2020-Compet-08-2014) under grant agreement UPWARDS-633127, by CSIC Proyecto Intramural 201450E022 and by the Plan Nacional del Espacio ESP2015-65064-C2-1-P (MINECO/FEDER)
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Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
Journal:
Space Science Reviews Journal website
Volume:
214
Issue:
1
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Article: 29
Publication date:
2018-01-10
Acceptance date:
2017-12-19
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EISSN:
1572-9672
ISSN:
0038-6308
Pubs id:
pubs:821203
URN:
uri:5d8063f6-e07b-4b48-b4e4-a55a60029a33
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uuid:5d8063f6-e07b-4b48-b4e4-a55a60029a33
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