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S-Band Occultation

NSSDCA ID: 1967-060A-01

Mission Name: Mariner 5
Principal Investigator:Dr. Arvydas J. Kliore


The objectives of this experiment were to determine Venusian atmospheric and ionospheric refractivity by measuring the magnitude of the phase path increase, Doppler shift, and the refractive defocusing attenuation of the S-band spacecraft carrier signal (2300 MHz).

Alternate Names

  • Mariner5/S-BandOccultation


  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Arvydas J. KliorePrincipal InvestigatorNASA Jet Propulsion

Selected References

  • Kliore, A. J., et al., A radio occultation experiment to probe the atmosphere of Venus, J. Spacecr. Rockets, 4, 1339-1346, doi:/10.2514/3.29082, Oct. 1967.
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