NOMAD/UVIS spectrometer detected, for the first time, the oxygen green line emission around 80 km altitude in the Martian atmosphere.
Measurements from the NOMAD instrument on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter showed elevated water vapour in the upper atmosphere connected to global dust storm on Mars.
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Studying Mars habitability conditions under space radiation, by modelling radiation effects in different targets, from water to biomolecules to materials.
The BIRA-IASB weather and climate model for Mars is able to simulate the concentrations and variations of several molecules with good precision. The model will support the data analysis of the NOMAD instrument on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter.
After a long aerobraking phase, followed by a series of engineering tests, NOMAD—an instrument on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, that was designed and built at BIRA-IASB—started making scientific observations in early April 2018.