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Syed Maqbool Ahmed

Syed Maqbool Ahmed

Trained as a VUV spectroscopist (Ph.D. 1990); started career in the field of Laboratory Astrophysics; later moved to Plasma diagnostics (1992). In the recent past again switched over to Space-borne Instrumentation (2005) with a 4-year stint at ISRO's Vikram Sarabhai Space Center. Had 2-years stint with NASA-JPL and 1-year sabbatical at Swiss Federal Lab (EPFL). Watch me on TEDx.

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MENCA brings divine wealth from Mars: First science results from the Mars Orbiter Mission

Posted 2016/03/02 08:00 CST | 4 comments

MENCA (Mars Exospheric Neutral Composition Analyser) is a quadrupole mass spectrometer onboard India's Mars Orbiter Mission, MOM. A report on measurements of neutral species accepted for publication in Geophysical Research Letters is the first peer-reviewed scientific result from the mission.

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