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Detection and Characterization of Martian Volatile-Rich Reservoirs: The Netlander ApproachGeological and theoretical modeling do indicate that, most probably, a significant part of the volatiles present in the past is presently stocked within the Martian subsurface as ground ice, and as clay minerals (water constitution). The detection of liquid water is of prime interest and should have deep implications in the understanding of the Martian hydrological cycle and also in exobiology. In the frame of the 2005 joint CNES-NASA mission to Mars, a set of 4 NETLANDERs developed by an European consortium is expected to be launched between 2005 and 2007. The geophysical package of each lander will include a geo-radar (GPR experiment), a magnetometer (MAGNET experiment), a seismometer (SEIS experiment) and a meteorological package (ATMIS experiment). The NETLANDER mission offers a unique opportunity to explore simultaneously the subsurface as well as deeper layers of the planetary interior on 4 different landing sites. The complementary contributions of all these geophysical soundings onboard the NETLANDER stations are presented.
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Acquisition Source
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Document Type
Conference Paper
Banerdt, B.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA United States)
Costard, F.
(Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Orsay, France)
Berthelier, J. J.
(Centre d'Etudes Terrestraire et Planetaire Saint-Maur-des-Fosses, France)
Musmann, G.
(IMG Brunswick, Germany)
Menvielle, M.
(Centre d'Etudes Terrestraire et Planetaire Saint-Maur-des-Fosses, France)
Lognonne, P.
(Institut de Physique du Globe Saint-Maur-des-Fosses, France)
Giardini, D.
(Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zurich, Switzerland)
Harri, A.-M.
(Finnish Meteorological Inst. Helsinki, Finland)
Forget, F.
(LMD Jussieu, France)
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 2000
Publication Information
Publication: Concepts and Approaches for Mars Exploration
Issue: Part 1
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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