Imaging experiment: The Viking Lander

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The Viking Lander Imaging System will consist of two identical facsimile cameras. Each camera has a high-resolution mode with an instantaneous field of view of 0.04°, and survey and color modes with instantaneous fields of view of 0.12°. Cameras are positioned one meter apart to provide stereoscopic coverage of the near-field. The Imaging Experiment will provide important information about the morphology, composition, and origin of the Martian surface and atmospheric features. In addition, lander pictures will provide supporting information for other experiments in biology, organic chemistry, meteorology, and physical properties.

    Publication type Article
    Publication Subtype Journal Article
    Title Imaging experiment: The Viking Lander
    Series title Icarus
    DOI 10.1016/0019-1035(72)90139-X
    Volume 16
    Issue 1
    Year Published 1972
    Language English
    Publisher Elsevier
    Description 19 p.
    First page 92
    Last page 110
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