ASTRA - Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates, LLC

ASTRA is analyzing data from several Mars satellite missions, including Mars Global Surveyor (MGS), Mars Pathfinder, Viking, and Mars Odyssey. We have compared the ASPEN-Mars against thermospheric densities from MGS and Odyssey accelerometer data, ionospheric electron densities from the MGS radio science instrument, and middle atmosphere temperature profiles from the Spirit and Opportunity Rover descents (Crowley et al., 2005, Curtis et al., 2004, 2005).

Mars Global Surveyor
Viking Landers
Mars Pathfinder
Mars Odyssey

The original image used for the texture taken from the NASA site.

Image/flash credit: istockphoto File number:3078379 03-21-2007-bubaone