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S-Band Occultation

NSSDC ID: 1971-051A-08
Mission Name: Mariner 9
Principal Investigator: Dr. Arvydas J. Kliore


The Doppler shift of the S-band telemetry signal during occultation of the spacecraft by Mars provided the vertical distribution of the index of refraction of the Martian atmosphere. These data yield the vertical distribution of neutral and ionized species.


  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres

Additional Information

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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Arvydas J. KliorePrincipal InvestigatorNASA Jet Propulsion
Mr. Dan L. CainOther InvestigatorNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
Dr. Gunnar FjeldboOther InvestigatorNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
Mr. Boris L. SeidelOther InvestigatorNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
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