HRSC on Mars Express: Photogrammetric and cartographic research

Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
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The High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on the European spacecraft Mars Express is the first camera on a planetary mission especially designed for photogrammetric and cartographic purposes. Since January 2004 the camera has been taking image data from the Martian surface, characterized by high-resolution, stereo capability and color. These data provide an enormous potential for the generation of 3D surface models, color orthoimages, topographic and thematic maps, and additional products. The image data acquired undergo calibration and systematic processing to orthoimages and 3D data products. Within the international HRSC Science Team the members of the Photogrammetric/Cartographic Working Group are concerned with further refinements in order to achieve highest quality data products. These activities comprise improvements of the exterior orientation of the camera, various approaches to enhance DTM quality, and the generation of maps in the standard scale of 1:200 000 and larger scales as well. The paper reports on these activities and the results achieved so far.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title HRSC on Mars Express: Photogrammetric and cartographic research
Series title Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
DOI 10.14358/PERS.71.10.1153
Volume 10
Year Published 2005
Language English
Publisher American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Contributing office(s) Astrogeology Science Center
Description 14 p.
First page 1153
Last page 1166
Other Geospatial Mars
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