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MIRS: an imaging spectrometer for the MMX mission

Hiromu Nakagawa
Valérie Ciarletti
Thomas Gautier
Shingo Kameda
Takeshi Sakanoi
Fuminori Tsuchiya
Pierre Vernazza


The MMX infrared spectrometer (MIRS) is an imaging spectrometer onboard MMX JAXA mission. MMX (Martian Moon eXploration) is scheduled to be launched in 2024 with sample return to Earth in 2029. MIRS is built at LESIA-Paris Observatory in collaboration with four other French laboratories, collaboration and financial support of CNES and close collaboration with JAXA and MELCO. The instrument is designed to fully accomplish MMX's scientific and measurement objectives. MIRS will remotely provide near-infrared spectral maps of Phobos and Deimos containing compositional diagnostic spectral features that will be used to analyze the surface composition and to support the sampling site selection. MIRS will also study Mars atmosphere, in particular spatial and temporal changes such as clouds, dust and water vapor.
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Maria Antonella Barucci, Jean-Michel Reess, Pernelle Bernardi, Alain Doressoundiram, Sonia Fornasier, et al.. MIRS: an imaging spectrometer for the MMX mission. Earth Planets and Space, 2021, 73, pp.211. ⟨10.1186/s40623-021-01423-2⟩. ⟨insu-03474821⟩
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