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Mars Express: PFS

The Martian atmosphere consists mainly of carbon dioxide and nitrogen with a very small proportion of water vapour and ozone. The PFS (Planetary Fourier Spectrometer) will measure the global atmospheric distribution of water vapour and other minor constituents with greater accuracy than previous missions. The PFS Principal Investigator is Dr. Davide Grassi, Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario, Rome, Italy.

The primary source for PFS data is the ESA Planetary Science Archive.

Through a cooperative agreement between ESA and NASA, the PDS Geosciences Node is hosting a copy of the PFS data archive.

November 6, 2013. PFS Extended Mission 3 data through 31 Dec 2012 is now online.

September 27, 2011. PFS Extended Mission 3 data through 31 Dec 2010 is now online.

April 7, 2011. This site now has PFS data acquired between 23 June 2003 and 30 June 2010.

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Mars Orbital Data Explorer - Provides search, display, and download  tools for this data set.

More information about PFS is on the ESA web site.

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