MIRS: An imaging spectrometer for the MMX mission

A. Bour, J. M. Reess, P. Bernardi, M. A. Barucci, M. Castelnau, M. Le Du, T. Iwata, H. Nakagawa, T. Nakamura, A. Doressoundiram, S. Fornasier

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MIRS (MMX InfraRed Spectrometer) is an imaging spectrometer onboard of MMX (Martian Moon eXploration) mission. MMX is a JAXA sample return mission that will be launched in September 2024 to Martian system, to bring back to Earth sample from Phobos, to observe in detail Phobos and Deimos and to monitor Mars's atmosphere with observations of dust storm, clouds, and distributions of total amount of water vapor. The main objectives of the mission are to understand the origin of Martian moons, to constrain the processes for planetary formation and to understand the evolutionary processes of the Martian system. MIRS is a push-broom imaging spectrometer working in the range from 0.9 to 3.6 micron.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInfrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXIX
EditorsMarija Strojnik
ISBN (Electronic)9781510644984
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventInfrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXIX 2021 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2021 Aug 12021 Aug 5

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceInfrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXIX 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • Imaging spectrometer
  • Infrared
  • Mars' atmosphere
  • Martian system
  • Planetary formation
  • Push-broom
  • Sample return

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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