|MARS-96     ||ROBOTIC SPACECRAFT MISSION TO MARS. Brief description|
THE FAST OMNIDIRECTIONAL NON-SCANNING ION ENERGY-MASS ANALYZER
INVESTIGATION OF DYNAMICS AND ORIGIN NEAR-MARS PLASMA WITH HIGH-TIME RESOLUTION MEASUREMENTS OF ION SPECIES
Main scientific objectives:to investigate the fine structure, dynamics and origin of near -Martian plasma with measurements of 3-d distribution functions of hot ions species with high time resolution.
Instrument consists of 36 separated Thomson parabola energy-mass analyzers followed by position-sensitive detectors. The field of each analyzer is determined by multi-hole collimator and hyperbolic electrostatic mirror. The analyser allows to measure 3-d distribution function of several ions species in wide energy range.
Cooperation:United Kingdom, Russia, Czech Republic, France, Ireland.