MESSENGER Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer (MASCS)

ODE:Mercury, Venus

Mission:MESSENGER

Instrument: MESSENGER MASCS

PDS Geosciences Node: PDS Source Information

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The MESSENGER Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer (MASCS) instrument consists of an Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrometer (UVVS) and a Visible-Infrared Spectrograph (VIRS). UVVS covers the wavelength ranges of the far ultraviolet (115-180 nm), middle ultraviolet (160-320 nm), and visible (250-600 nm), with an average spectral resolution of 0.6 nm. VIRS covers the wavelength ranges of the visible (300-1050 nm) and near infrared (850-1450 nm), with an average spectral resolution of 5 nm. MASCS will investigate the composition and structure of Mercury’s exosphere and map surface reflectance over Mercury’s surface on spatial scales of 5 km.

MESSENGER MASCS Products that use the PDS3 standard:

Type

Description

PDS3 Data Set

MASCHK

Housekeeping Experiment Data Record used for the support of both UVVEDR and VIREDR records. The record is described in both UVVS EDR Data Product SIS and VIRS EDR Data Product SIS documents but is the same product.

NOTE: ODE lists all MASCHK files as part of the MESS-E/V/H-MASCS-2-UVVS-EDR-V1.0 data set only, but it is also part of the MESS-E/V/H-2-VIRS-EDR-V1.0 data.

MESS-E/V/H-MASCS-2-UVVS/VIRS-EDR-V1.0

UVVEDR

Ultraviolet and Visible Spectrometer Experiment Data Record. For more information:

MESS-E/V/H-MASCS-2-UVVS-EDR-V1.0

VIREDR

Visible and Infrared Spectrometer Experiment Data Record. For more information:

MESS-E/V/H-MASCS-2- VIRS-EDR-V1.0

UVVCDR

Ultraviolet and Visible Spectrometer Calibrated Data Record. For more information:

MESS-E/V/H-MASCS-3-UVVS-CDR-CALDATA-V1.0

VIRCDR

Visible and Infrared Spectrometer Calibrated Data Record. For more information:

MESS-E/V/H-MASCS-3-VIRS-CDR-CALDATA-V1.0

UVVDDR

Ultraviolet and Visible Spectrometer Derived Data Record. For more information:

MESS-E/V/H-MASCS-4-UVVS-DDR-V1.0

VIRDDR

Visible and Infrared Spectrometer Derived Data Record. For more information:

MESS-E/V/H-MASCS-4-VIRS-DDR-V1.0

VIRDAP

Visible and Infrared Spectrometer Derived Analysis Product. For more information:

MESS-E/V/H-MASCS-5-VIRS-DAP-V1.0

MESSENGER MASCS Advanced Products that use the PDS4 standard:

Type

Description

Collection ID

MEAP1

VIRS Spectral Cube of Mercury (MEAP-1) - Izenberg PDART 2014 MESSENGER Advanced Products Image Cube Collection of Visible and Infrared Spectrograph hyperspectral map tiles. See MESSENGER Advanced Product Specification (PDF).

urn:nasa:pds:izenberg_pdart14_meap:data_imagecube

MESSENGER MASCS Derived Products that use the PDS4 standard:

Type

Description

Collection ID

MAP

Mercury Space Weathering Maps (MAP) - David Trang DDAP MESSENGER Derived Products Image Cube Collection of 6 space weathering maps. See Mercury Space Weathering Maps Description (PDF).

urn:nasa:pds:trang2017_mercury_space_weathering:data

ACT-REACT QuickMap allows users to explore images and data from MESSENGER's orbital mission. Once data are publically available at the PDS, the images are also available to be explored here in QuickMap. An online tutorial for using ACT-REACT QuickMap is available at http://messenger-act.actgate.com/msgr_public_released/act_docs/qmap.pdf .

More information about MASCS can be found in:

  • McClintock, W. E. and M. R. Lankton, 2007, The Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer for the MESSENGER Mission, Space Science Reviews, 131, p. 481-521, doi: 10.1007/s11214-007-9264-5.

  • MESSENGER Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer (MASCS) Description.