International Journal of Mars Research | ISSN 2453-8760 | Current Issue: 12 Volume 4

Mars Orbiter / Mangalyaan

Mars Orbiter Mission: methane detectors collecting data

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Methane Sensor for Mars (MSM) payload onboard MOM intends to detect the presence of Methane and measure the column density of the same. One of the secondary objectives of this payload is to measure the reflectance of Martian surface in 1.65 micron. MSM has two channels, Methane and reference to measure the radiance from the surface of Mars.

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