The Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS) for the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter

N. Thomas, G. Cremonese, R. Ziethe, M. Gerber, M. Brändli, G. Bruno, M. Erismann, L. Gambicorti, T. Gerber, K. Ghose, M. Gruber, P. Gubler, H. Mischler, J. Jost, D. Piazza, A. Pommerol, M. Rieder, V. Roloff, A. Servonet, W. TrottmannT. Uthaicharoenpong, C. Zimmermann, D. Vernani, M. Johnson, E. Pelò, T. Weigel, J. Viertl, N. De Roux, P. Lochmatter, G. Sutter, A. Casciello, T. Hausner, I. Ficai Veltroni, V. Da Deppo, P. Orleanski, W. Nowosielski, T. Zawistowski, S. Szalai, B. Sodor, S. Tulyakov, G. Troznai, M. Banaskiewicz, J. C. Bridges, Shane Byrne, S. Debei, M. R. El-Maarry, E. Hauber, C. J. Hansen, A. Ivanov, L. Keszthelyi, R. Kirk, R. Kuzmin, N. Mangold, L. Marinangeli, W. J. Markiewicz, M. Massironi, Alfred S. McEwen, C. Okubo, L. L. Tornabene, P. Wajer, J. J. Wray

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Abstract

The Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS) is the main imaging system onboard the European Space Agency’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) which was launched on 14 March 2016. CaSSIS is intended to acquire moderately high resolution (4.6 m/pixel) targeted images of Mars at a rate of 10–20 images per day from a roughly circular orbit 400 km above the surface. Each image can be acquired in up to four colours and stereo capability is foreseen by the use of a novel rotation mechanism. A typical product from one image acquisition will be a 9.5km×∼45km swath in full colour and stereo in one over-flight of the target thereby reducing atmospheric influences inherent in stereo and colour products from previous high resolution imagers. This paper describes the instrument including several novel technical solutions required to achieve the scientific requirements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1897-1944
Number of pages48
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Volume212
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Colour
  • Imaging
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  • Trace Gas Orbiter

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Thomas, N., Cremonese, G., Ziethe, R., Gerber, M., Brändli, M., Bruno, G., ... Wray, J. J. (2017). The Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS) for the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter. Space Science Reviews, 212(3-4), 1897-1944. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-017-0421-1

The Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS) for the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter. / Thomas, N.; Cremonese, G.; Ziethe, R.; Gerber, M.; Brändli, M.; Bruno, G.; Erismann, M.; Gambicorti, L.; Gerber, T.; Ghose, K.; Gruber, M.; Gubler, P.; Mischler, H.; Jost, J.; Piazza, D.; Pommerol, A.; Rieder, M.; Roloff, V.; Servonet, A.; Trottmann, W.; Uthaicharoenpong, T.; Zimmermann, C.; Vernani, D.; Johnson, M.; Pelò, E.; Weigel, T.; Viertl, J.; De Roux, N.; Lochmatter, P.; Sutter, G.; Casciello, A.; Hausner, T.; Ficai Veltroni, I.; Da Deppo, V.; Orleanski, P.; Nowosielski, W.; Zawistowski, T.; Szalai, S.; Sodor, B.; Tulyakov, S.; Troznai, G.; Banaskiewicz, M.; Bridges, J. C.; Byrne, Shane; Debei, S.; El-Maarry, M. R.; Hauber, E.; Hansen, C. J.; Ivanov, A.; Keszthelyi, L.; Kirk, R.; Kuzmin, R.; Mangold, N.; Marinangeli, L.; Markiewicz, W. J.; Massironi, M.; McEwen, Alfred S.; Okubo, C.; Tornabene, L. L.; Wajer, P.; Wray, J. J.

In: Space Science Reviews, Vol. 212, No. 3-4, 01.11.2017, p. 1897-1944.

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Thomas, N, Cremonese, G, Ziethe, R, Gerber, M, Brändli, M, Bruno, G, Erismann, M, Gambicorti, L, Gerber, T, Ghose, K, Gruber, M, Gubler, P, Mischler, H, Jost, J, Piazza, D, Pommerol, A, Rieder, M, Roloff, V, Servonet, A, Trottmann, W, Uthaicharoenpong, T, Zimmermann, C, Vernani, D, Johnson, M, Pelò, E, Weigel, T, Viertl, J, De Roux, N, Lochmatter, P, Sutter, G, Casciello, A, Hausner, T, Ficai Veltroni, I, Da Deppo, V, Orleanski, P, Nowosielski, W, Zawistowski, T, Szalai, S, Sodor, B, Tulyakov, S, Troznai, G, Banaskiewicz, M, Bridges, JC, Byrne, S, Debei, S, El-Maarry, MR, Hauber, E, Hansen, CJ, Ivanov, A, Keszthelyi, L, Kirk, R, Kuzmin, R, Mangold, N, Marinangeli, L, Markiewicz, WJ, Massironi, M, McEwen, AS, Okubo, C, Tornabene, LL, Wajer, P & Wray, JJ 2017, 'The Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS) for the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter', Space Science Reviews, vol. 212, no. 3-4, pp. 1897-1944. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-017-0421-1
Thomas N, Cremonese G, Ziethe R, Gerber M, Brändli M, Bruno G et al. The Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS) for the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter. Space Science Reviews. 2017 Nov 1;212(3-4):1897-1944. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-017-0421-1
Thomas, N. ; Cremonese, G. ; Ziethe, R. ; Gerber, M. ; Brändli, M. ; Bruno, G. ; Erismann, M. ; Gambicorti, L. ; Gerber, T. ; Ghose, K. ; Gruber, M. ; Gubler, P. ; Mischler, H. ; Jost, J. ; Piazza, D. ; Pommerol, A. ; Rieder, M. ; Roloff, V. ; Servonet, A. ; Trottmann, W. ; Uthaicharoenpong, T. ; Zimmermann, C. ; Vernani, D. ; Johnson, M. ; Pelò, E. ; Weigel, T. ; Viertl, J. ; De Roux, N. ; Lochmatter, P. ; Sutter, G. ; Casciello, A. ; Hausner, T. ; Ficai Veltroni, I. ; Da Deppo, V. ; Orleanski, P. ; Nowosielski, W. ; Zawistowski, T. ; Szalai, S. ; Sodor, B. ; Tulyakov, S. ; Troznai, G. ; Banaskiewicz, M. ; Bridges, J. C. ; Byrne, Shane ; Debei, S. ; El-Maarry, M. R. ; Hauber, E. ; Hansen, C. J. ; Ivanov, A. ; Keszthelyi, L. ; Kirk, R. ; Kuzmin, R. ; Mangold, N. ; Marinangeli, L. ; Markiewicz, W. J. ; Massironi, M. ; McEwen, Alfred S. ; Okubo, C. ; Tornabene, L. L. ; Wajer, P. ; Wray, J. J. / The Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS) for the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter. In: Space Science Reviews. 2017 ; Vol. 212, No. 3-4. pp. 1897-1944.
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