Infrared Spectrometer

Designed and custom made at UC Berkeley Space Sciences Lab.

Mariners 6 and 7

In 1969, two platforms were launched to explore Mars. Read about the Infrared Instrument, the project, the building of the instrument, the team that did it and the results they achieved.

These were historic flights and the data from this instrument is still the best Infrared data on Mars available today - even 40 years later.

40th anniversary reunion

40 years and some months after the Mariner Launch we had another anniversary celebration. This time we were back at Space Sciences Lab once again.