The SVET Instrument

The SVET instrument was a high-resolution mapping spectrophotometer on the Mars 96 mission. The main scientific objectives of SVET were spectrophotometry of the planet in absorption bands of some rocks that may exist on the Martian surface in order to determine the surface composition and study of the nature of aerosols by measuring spectral and angular distributions off brightness both above the planetary limb and of certain cloud-covered areas.

Science Target:


Science Focus:

Aerosols, Planetary Atmosphere, Planetary Dust

Instrument Type:

Remote Sensing: Infrared