NOMAD (Nadir and Occultation for MArs Discovery)

Mission: ExoMars-TGO (ESA)
Target: Martian atmosphere

NOMAD is a 3-channel spectrometer. 2 channels (SO and LNO) work in the infra-red and build upon the expertise of BIRA-IASB’s successful SOIR The 3rd channel (UVIS) work in the ultraviolet-visible range and builds upon the UVIS instrument that was developed for the ExoMars Lander.

The main objetive is to identify the components of the Martian atmosphere.

IAA development: 

SINBAD (Spacecraf INterface BoArD): Power Distribution, CPU and onboard SW of NOMAD.

Status: ExoMars-TGO has entered (19 October 2016) an elliptical orbit around Mars; acquiring first data for instrument checking. Scientific mission will star at the end of 2017.
Launch date: March, 2016