MAVEN Status Update: Dec. 5, 2013
All instrument sub-systems have been tested and are performing as expected. As part of this check out, the IUVS has taken two sets of images at various high voltage settings to get a baseline of on-orbit performance at the current instrument temperatures. IUVS took initial measurements of interplanetary hydrogen.
Plans are in place to turn on the IUVS again next week to look at what is left of Comet C/2012 S1 – ISON and then again a few more times during cruise before we get to Mars in September, 2014.
The MAVEN IUVS will measure global characteristics of the Martian upper atmosphere and ionosphere via remote sensing.«Return to the Team Blog page