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Planetary Exploration and Related Experimental Database

(1) Chandrayaan-1: 

The Moon Impact Probe (MIP) experiment on Chandrayaan-1 consisted of three instruments. The CHACE intrument on the MIP was a neutral mass spectrometer from SPL, VSSC. CHACE had the scientific objective to study the latitudinal-altitudinal distribution of neutral composition on the sunlit side of the tenuous lunar atmosphere. CHACE performed well on November 14, 2008, both during the rehearsal phase and during the actual mission when the MIP was released from the mother spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 at 100 km  from the Lunar surface, and had a free-fall along the 140 degree East loungituted landing  close to  the Lunar South Pole at 89 degree. Observations were obtained with an altitude resolution of 250 m and a latitudinal resolution of 0.1 degree from 45N to 89 degree South latitude. The CHACE was the first successful experiment to measure the composition of the Lunar atmosphere in its sunlit side.

The Chandrayaan-1 experimental database is available through ISSD Website:

Please Click Here for accesing the Chandrayaan-1 Database

(2) Mars Orbiter Mission

(3) ARFINET

Ground-based Radars Database

Atmospheric Aerosols Instruments and Related Database

Aerosols Chemistry and Trace Gases Related Database

Atmospheric Dynamics Branch:

Meteor Radar at Thumba

Tropical Tropopause Dynamics (TTD)

Ionospheric Thermosphere Magnetosphere Physics (ITMP) Branch Data

Base height of F-region during 2003-2004

Base height of F-region during 2004-2005

Base height of F-region during 2006-2007

Delta H-values for 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2006-2007

Atmospheric Boundary Layer Field Experiments and Related Database

Ship-borne Field Experiments and Related Database:

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