Mars Global Surveyor
The Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) began its primary
mission on March 9, 1999, and continued through a series
of extended missions until November 2, 2006, when
communication with the spacecraft was lost.
MGS carried these experiments:
- MOLA - Mars Orbiter
- MOC - Mars Orbiter
- TES - Thermal
- MAG/ER -
- RSS - Radio
The PDS Geosciences Node archives TES,
MOLA, and Radio Science data. Other data sets are
archived at other PDS Nodes.
Follow the instrument links above to
find MGS data products online at the Geosciences Node or
other PDS nodes.
Data from the MGS Primary Mission are also available
on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM free of charge to NASA-funded
investigators. Others may obtain them from the National
Space Science Data Center (NSSDC)
for a nominal fee. For more information, contact us at
Science Sampler CD-ROM was released early in the
mission to provide samples of the types of data products
each instrument would generate.
MGS Archive Plan
describes the generation, validation, and release of
MGS science archives. (Feb. 11, 1999, 179
KB, PDF). The Addendum
to the Archive Plan describes a revised plan for the
release of mapping phase data (Sept. 30, 1999, xxx KB,
PDS Catalog information
is archived along with the science data:
November 5, 2009. The
TES Derived Thermal Inertia Maps archive has been released.
October 23, 2007. The
Tool allows queries across the entire TES
October 2, 2007. One additional
raw Radio Science volume
has been archived. This completes the MGS Radio Science
June 18, 2007. The final delivery
of reduced Radio Science data
April 30, 2007. The final
delivery of raw Radio Science
data is online.
April 27, 2007. The final
delivery of MOLA radiometry data
is now online.
April 19, 2007: MGS
MOLA polar planetary radius maps
are now online.
February 6, 2007: New
raw Radio Science data are
released on volumes 2198-2224.
February 1, 2007: New
TES data are released on
volumes MGST_1419 through MGST_1425.
December 12, 2006: Several
TES data products and
documents have been revised on volumes MGST_1100 through
MGST_1411. Please see the latest
errata.txt file for details.