On-Ground Performance and Calibration of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter CaSSIS Imager

Roloff, Victoria Ann; Pommerol, Antoine; Gambicorti, Lisa; Servonet, Anthony; Thomas, Nicolas; Brändli, Mathias; Casciello, A.; Cremonese, G.; Da Deppo, V.; Erismann, Marc; Ficai Veltroni, I.; Gerber, Michael; Gruber, Mario; Gubler, Pascal Elias; Hausner, T.; Johnson, M.; Lochmatter, P.; Pelò, E.; Sodor, B.; Szalai, S.; ... (2017). On-Ground Performance and Calibration of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter CaSSIS Imager. Space science reviews, 212(3-4), pp. 1871-1896. Springer 10.1007/s11214-017-0404-2

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The European Space Agency’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) seeks to investigate the biological or geological origin of trace gases found on Mars. The TGO carries a payload of four instruments in order to reach its scientific goals, including the Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS). CaSSIS is a colour and stereo telescopic camera that will be capable of taking high-resolution images of the martian surface. Before shipment of the instrument for integration onto the TGO, a detailed calibration campaign was performed, and a number of calibration products were gathered and utilised as part of the in-flight calibration campaign. This paper presents the results of on-ground calibration measurements carried out in order to assess the pre-flight performance of CaSSIS. All indications are that CaSSIS will perform very well on arrival at Mars and will be successful in reaching its scientific objectives.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Space Research and Planetary Sciences
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > NCCR PlanetS

UniBE Contributor:

Roloff, Victoria Ann; Pommerol, Antoine; Gambicorti, Lisa; Servonet, Anthony; Thomas, Nicolas; Brändli, Mathias; Erismann, Marc; Gerber, Michael; Gruber, Mario; Gubler, Pascal Elias; Ziethe, Ruth and Zimmermann, Claudio

Subjects:

500 Science > 520 Astronomy
600 Technology > 620 Engineering

ISSN:

0038-6308

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Dora Ursula Zimmerer

Date Deposited:

28 Nov 2017 15:52

Last Modified:

09 Mar 2018 13:02

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s11214-017-0404-2

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.106336

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/106336

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