MarsExpress : Phobos


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MarsExpress : Phobos

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Flyby of Phobos by Mars Express

The trajectory of Mars Express offers the opportunity to fly by Phobos at very short distances (up to 100 km). Until now, Mars Express has provided high resolution pictures of Phobos during these flybys. In July 2008, the European probe has provided measurements of the frequency shift (Doppler), allowing the best mass determination of Phobos ever.

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