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The ROLIS Experiment on the Rosetta Lander

Mottola, Stefano and Arnold, Gabriele and Grothues, Hans-Georg and Jaumann, Ralf and Michaelis, Harald and Neukum, Gerhard and Bibring, Jean-Pierre (2006) The ROLIS Experiment on the Rosetta Lander. Space Science Reviews. Springer Netherlands. DOI: 10.1007/s11214-006-9004-2. ISSN 1572-9672.

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ROLIS (Rosetta Lander Imaging System) is one of the two imaging systems carried by Rosetta’s Lander Philae, successfully launched to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in March 2004. Consisting of a highly-miniaturized CCD camera, ROLIS will operate as a descent imager, acquiring imagery of the landing site with increasing spatial resolution. After touchdown ROLIS will focus at an object distance of 30 cm, taking pictures of the comet’s surface below the Lander. Multispectral imaging is achieved through an illumination device consisting of four arrays of monochromatic light emitting diodes working in the 470, 530, 640 and 870 nm spectral bands. The drill sample sites, as well as the Alpha X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) target locations will be imaged to provide context for the measurements performed by the in situ analyzers. After the drilling operation, the borehole will be inspected to study its morphology and to search for stratification. Taking advantage of the Lander’s rotation capability, stereo image pairs will be acquired, which will facilitate the mapping and identification of surface structures.

Document Type:Article
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Title:The ROLIS Experiment on the Rosetta Lander
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Mottola, StefanoUNSPECIFIED
Arnold, GabrieleUNSPECIFIED
Grothues, Hans-GeorgUNSPECIFIED
Michaelis, HaraldUNSPECIFIED
Neukum, GerhardFreie Universität, Berlin
Bibring, Jean-PierreInstitute of Space Astrophysics, Orsay, France
Date:10 March 2006
Journal or Publication Title:Space Science Reviews
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Publisher:Springer Netherlands
Keywords:ROLIS, Rosetta, imaging, cometary nucleus
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Projekt ROSETTA Instrumente (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Asteroids and Comets
Deposited By: Dr.phys. Stefano Mottola
Deposited On:25 Jan 2007
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 23:13

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