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The Venus Emissivity Mapper concept
Author(s): Joern Helbert; Ingo Walter; Dennis Wendler; Thomas Widemann; Emmanuel Marcq; Gabriel Guignan; Sabrina Ferrari; Alessandro Maturilli; Nils Mueller; David Kappel; Judit Jaenchen; Mario D'Amore; Anko Boerner; Darby Dyar; Gabriele E. Arnold; Suzanne Smrekar
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Paper Abstract

The Venus Emissivity Mapper (VEM) is the first flight instrument specially designed with a sole focus on mapping the surface of Venus using the narrow atmospheric windows around 1μm. VEM will provide a global map of surface composition as well as redox state of the surface, providing a comprehensive picture of surface-atmosphere interaction on Venus. In addition, continuous observation of the thermal emission of the Venus will provide tight constraints on current day volcanic activity. These capabilities are complemented by measurements of atmospheric water vapor abundance as well as cloud microphysics and dynamic. Atmospheric data will allow for the accurate correction of atmospheric interference on the surface measurements and represent highly valuable science on their own. A mission combining VEM with a high-resolution radar mapper such as the NASA VOX or the ESA EnVision mission proposals in a low circular orbit will provide key insights in the divergent evolution of Venus.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10403, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXV, 104030J (30 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2275666
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Joern Helbert, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Ingo Walter, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Dennis Wendler, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Thomas Widemann, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique (France)
Emmanuel Marcq, LATMOS (France)
Gabriel Guignan, LATMOS (France)
Sabrina Ferrari, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)
Alessandro Maturilli, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Nils Mueller, Jet Propulsion Lab., California Institute of Technology (United States)
David Kappel, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Judit Jaenchen, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Mario D'Amore, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Anko Boerner, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Darby Dyar, Mount Holyoke College (United States)
Gabriele E. Arnold, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Suzanne Smrekar, Jet Propulsion Lab., California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10403:
Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXV
Marija Strojnik; Maureen S. Kirk, Editor(s)

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