Coordinated multi-spacecraft observations of the Martian plasma environment
journal contributionposted on 24.09.2021, 10:01 by Beatriz Sanchez-Cano, Majd Mayyasi, Kerstin Peter, Cesar Bertucci, Xiaohua Fang, Christopher M Fowler, Zachary R Girazian, Jingnan Guo, Maria Hamrin, Mika Holmberg, Bruce M Jakosky, François Leblanc, Christina Lee, Mark Lester, Robert Lillis, Janet Luhmann, Yingjuan Ma, Christian Mazelle, Karim Meziane, Robin Ramstad, Shaosui Xu
This White Paper discusses the key open science questions regarding the effects of the solar wind interaction at Mars. Understanding the Martian plasma system behavior as a whole (from the surface to space) should be a priority for space research as it holds significant clues to the evolution of Mars’ climate and past/present habitability. Moreover, it plays a critical role for both unmanned and manned exploration.