|MARS-96     ||ROBOTIC SPACECRAFT MISSION TO MARS. Brief description|
SOLAR OSCILLATION PHOTOMETER
Main objectives:study of the Sun's internal structure by helioseismology method from measurements of solar brightness oscillations.
Methodology: long-term, continuous, and high-accuracy photometry of the Sun along the Earth-to-Mars trajectory.
Instrument consists of a solar photometer with a filter at 845 nm with a 5 nm passband, a two-axis solar sensor built around CCD-arrays for making corrections of photometric data by changing the spacecraft orientation. The SOYA and SPICAM instruments have a common electronics unit.
Cooperation:: Ukraine, Russia, France, Switzerland