European Space Agency
Mars Express: SPICAM
The SPICAM UV and IR
Atmospheric Spectrometer measures the composition of the
Martian atmosphere over smaller volumes than the PFS
instrument. It measures ozone using a technique similar
to that used on the Mariner 9 spacecraft which first
discovered ozone on Mars. SPICAM also uses the technique
of stellar occultation to measure the vertical profiles
of carbon dioxide, temperature, ozone, aerosols and
clouds. The SPICAM Principal Investigator
is now Dr. Franck Montmessin, Laboratoire Atmosphères,
Milieux, Observations Spatiales, replacing Dr. Jean-Loup
The primary source for SPICAM data is the
ESA Planetary Science Archive.
Through a cooperative agreement between ESA and NASA,
the PDS Geosciences Node will host a copy of the SPICAM data
archive on this web site when it becomes available.
Copies of SPICAM Data at the PDS Geosciences Node,
Washington University in St. Louis:
- SPICAM UV RDR DATA
- SPICAM IR EDR DATA
- SPICAM UV EDR DATA
More information about SPICAM is on the
ESA web site.
February 12, 2016. New data have
been added to the IR EDR data set, extending coverage
through January 5, 2015.
Sept. 4, 2014. New data have been added to the
IR and UV EDR data sets, extending the coverage through
January 5, 2014.
July 25, 2014. New SPICAM UV reduced data sets
have been posted. These are partially reduced data that
have been corrected for dark current and electronic
noise. They have also been edited to remove erroneous
data and data with cosmic ray damage and saturation.
January 27, 2014. New data have been posted
for the IR and UV EDR data sets, extending coverage
through July 22, 2013.
May 13, 2013. New data have been posted for
the IR and UV EDR data sets, extending coverage through
December 31, 2012.
December 13, 2012. The complete SPICAM IR EDR
and UV EDR data sets have been revised. The previous
versions will remain available on request until June 20,
September 27, 2011. The complete SPICAM UV EDR
data set from Extended Mission 2 is now online.
January 4, 2011. New SPICAM
data for Extended Mission 3 are
now available for the IR and UV EDR data sets. Data
coverage is now from the start of the mission through
27 June 2010. The UV data for Extended Mission 2 is
still being ingested by the ESA PSA team.