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Planetary aeronomy

Simulating weather, climate, and atmospheric chemistry on Mars
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.
NOMAD on ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter started its Science phase in April 2018 – First results
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.