Mars Surveyor '98 Orbiter
Color Imager - MARCI
On October 30, 1995, NASA selected Malin
Space Science Systems (MSSS) to provide the imaging investigation for the Mars
Surveyor '98 Orbiter.
MSSS will be responsible for designing and developing the imaging
system, and for operating the cameras once in orbit about Mars. The
Color Imager consists of two cameras: a wide angle, low resolution
system to acquire daily global images of the entire planet in both
visible and ultraviolet light, and a medium resolution/angle camera to
acquire multi-color pictures at roughly 40 m/pixel resolution.
The investigation team includes:
Available through this site are:
Cut-away view of Medium
- Dr. Michael C. Malin (Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego, CA)
- Dr. James Bell (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY)
- Dr. Wendy Calvin (U. S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ)
- Dr. R. Todd Clancy (Space Science Institute, Boulder, CO)
- Dr. Robert M. Haberle (NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA)
- Dr. Philip B. James (University of Toledo, Toledo, OH)
- Dr. Steven W. Lee (LASP, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO)
- Dr. Peter Thomas (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY)
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Copyright © 1995 by Malin Space Science Systems, Inc.