Mars ExpressNASA Project Extended Mission

Project: Research project

Description

Background: US scientists were selected by NASA in 1999 as Co-Investigators for the Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) Instrument selected by ESA as one of 7 scientific experiments for the Mars Express Mission. The HRSC Principal Investigator is Dr. Gerhard Neukum, Director of the Institute of Space Sensor Technology and Planetary Exploration, Freie Univeristaet, Berlin, Germany. Mars Express is a European Space Agency (ESA) Mission. The Mars Express Spacecraft was launched in June 2003; arrived at Mars in December 2003, and conducted its prime mission in 2004 and 2005 and is currently conducting an extended mission. The Mars Express/NASA Project at JPL, supports the HRSC Co-Investigator activities, and has been extended to the end of FY14 in order to carry out proper reduction and analysis of data from the ESAs extended mission. In late October 2011 the HRSC Principal Investigator (Gerhad Neukum, Freie Universitaet, Berlin) and NADA Headquarters designated Dave Williams as the replacement for the late PI Ron Greeley.

Description

Prof. Ronald Greeley and 5 other US scientists were selected by NASA in 1999 as Co-Investigators for the Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) Instrument selected by ESA as one of 7 scientific experiments for the Mars Express Mission. The HRSC Principal Investigator is Dr. Ralf Jaumann, German Aerospace Center (DLR). Mars Express is a European Space Agency (ESA) Mission. The Mars Express Spacecraft was launched in June 2003; arrived at Mars in December 2003, and conducted its prime mission in 2004 and 2005 and is currently conducting an extended mission that runs through 2012. The Mars Express/NASA Project at JPL, which supports Ron Greeleys HRSC Co-Investigator activities, has been extended to the end of FY12 in order to carry out proper reduction and analysis of data from the ESAs extended mission.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/1/139/30/19

Funding

  • National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA): $152,498.00

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