SESE: Mars Space Flight Facility

Equipment/facility: Facility

  • Location

    United States

Description

The Mars Space Flight Facility supports the Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES) Experiment on the Mars Global Surveyor Spacecraft and the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) Experiment on the Mars Odyssey Spacecraft. Additionally, the Mini-Thermal Emission Spectrometer (Mini-TES) is on each of the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. The facility also houses the ASU Mars Education Program, which provides opportunities for teachers and students to join in the excitement of Mars exploration.

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