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The European Space Agency
Mars Express

The European Space Agency (ESA) Mars Express Mission consists of an orbiter and associated instruments.

The ESA Planetary Science Archive (PSA) is the primary source for Mars Express data and provides data search and download capabilities. The latest releases of data from the various payload elements, in PDS-compatible formats, can be found on the PSA.

Through a cooperative agreement between ESA and NASA, Mars Express data may also be distributed by the Planetary Data System. PDS copies of Mars Express data are available on this Geosciences Node web site and at other PDS Nodes as noted.  The Mars Orbital Data Explorer (ODE) at the Geosciences Node provides search capabilities for the HRSC, OMEGA, MARSIS, and PFS data sets.

The Mars Express payload elements and experiments are listed below. Please acknowledge the Principal Investigator (PI) of a Mars Express data set when using the data in a publication.

The Geosciences Node hosted a workshop for users of OMEGA and HRSC data, May 21-23, 2008, at Washington University. Workshop presentations are available.

Experiment PI Data released so far
ASPERA - Analyser of Space Plasmas and Energetic Atoms M. Holmström ELS: 23 Jun 2003 - 30 Jun 2019
NPI: 23 Jun 2003 - 30 Jun 2019
IMA: 23 Jun 2001 - 30 Jun 2019
HRSC - High Resolution Stereo Camera T. Roatsch 10 Jan 2004 - 14 Dec 2023
MaRS - Mars Radio Science M. Paetzold 29 Jun 2003 - 21 Jun 2022
MARSIS -  Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding G. Picardi (R. Orosei, acting) 4 Jul 2005 - 31 Dec 2019
OMEGA -  Observatoire pour la Minéralogie, l'Eau, les Glaces et l'Activité J. P. Bibring 19 Feb 2003 - 12 Jun 2022;
Mars Global Maps
PFS -  Planetary Fourier Spectrometer M. Giuranna 23 Jun 2003 - 31 Dec 2018
SPICAM - Spectroscopy for Investigation of Characteristics of the Atmosphere of Mars F. Montmessin IR: 19 Jun 2003 - 24 Dec 2021
UV: 19 Jun 2003 - 5 Jan 2015
SPICE - Geometry and ancillary data    
VMC - Visible Monitoring Camera A. Sanchez-Lavega 06 Jun 2003 - 30 Jun 2023

Online Tools

Mars Orbital Data Explorer - Provides search, display, and download tools for HRSC, OMEGA, MARSIS, PFS, and VMC data sets.

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