Magnetic Properties Experiments on the Mars Polar Lander

C. T. Mogensen, J. M. Knudsen, M. B. Madsen, P. Bertelsen, S. F. Hviid, R. B. Hargraves, P. Smith, D. A. Paige

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The Mars Polar Lander carries an instrument package called the Magnetic Properties Experiments. This package consists of one magnet array, one tip-plate magnet, and three Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer (TEGA) magnets. The magnet array and the tip-plate magnet are identical to those flown on Mars Pathfinder and will be passively exposed to airborne dust. The TEGA magnets are a new addition to the package designed to study actively sampled material collected from three different depths in the trench that will be dug by the robotic arm soil sampler.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1999JE001077
Pages (from-to)17579-17587
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research E: Planets
Issue numberE8
StatePublished - Aug 25 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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