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VDRM Baseline Science Payload

Orbiter 

2 Balloons 

2 Landers

Lifetime (4 years)

(1 month)

Descent Phase
(1–1.5 hour)

Landed Phase
(5 hours)

InSAR — Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar

ASI — Atmospheric Science Instrument
(pressure, temperature, wind speed,)

ASI

Microscopic imager

Vis–NIR Imaging Spectrometer

GC/MS — Gas Chromatograph / Mass Spectrometer

Vis–NIR Cameras with spot spectrometry

XRD / XRF

Neutral Ion Mass Spectrometer

Nephelometer

GC / MS

Heat Flux Plate

Sub–mm Sounder

Vis-NIR camera

Magnetometer

Passive Gamma Ray Detector

Magnetometer

Magnetometer

Net Flux Radiometer

Sample acquisition, transfer, and preparation

Langmuir Probe

Radio tracking

Nephelometer

Drill to  ~10 cm

Radio Subsystem (USO — Ultra Stable Oscillator)

    Microwave Corner reflector

 
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