Mars Express, a European Space Agency mission to Mars, includes an orbiter spacecraft and a small lander module. The mission was successfully launched June 2, 2003, by a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, and entered orbit around Mars December 25, 2003. One of the eight scientific instruments aboard is a joint investigation called Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS), which includes components designed and built at the University of Rome, the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and The University of Iowa.
The MARSIS contact at The University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy is Professor Jasper Halekas.
A Joint MARSIS-SHARAD Science Team Meeting was held at the University of Iowa, Nov. 3-5, 2015.
- Publicly Available Data
- Local access to MARSIS PDS version management system
- MARSIS Team Page (requires username/password)
Project Documents (requires username/password)
- Ionospheric Sounder Level 3 data (requires username/password)
- Mars Express trajectory data tool
- Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS) Investigation
- Mars Express, including this 3D model
- European Space Agency
- Mars Express Planetary Science Archive
- NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory - The Mars Express Mission
- Publications Links
- Outreach Activities
- News Articles