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Mercury Limb Topography from MESSENGER images

Elgner, Stephan and Oberst, Jürgen and Perry, Mark E. and Zuber, Maria T. and Robinson, Mark S. and Solomon, Sean C. (2012) Mercury Limb Topography from MESSENGER images. The Third Moscow Solar System Symposium, 08.-12. Okt. 2012, Moskau, Russland.

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Abstract

The MESSENGER spacecraft is determining Mercury’s global shape and topography by means of several complementary techniques, including laser altimetry, measurements of radio occultation timing, stereo image analysis, and limb imaging. We have analyzed Mercury’s topography by using limb imagery obtained by MESSENGER’s Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) consisting of a wide-angle camera (WAC) and a narrow-angle camera (NAC) co-aligned on a pivot platform.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Mercury Limb Topography from MESSENGER images
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Elgner, Stephanstephan.elgner@dlr.de
Oberst, Jürgenjuergen.oberst@dlr.de
Perry, Mark E.Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD 20723, USA
Zuber, Maria T.Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307, USA
Robinson, Mark S.School of Earth and Space Exploration, Box 871404, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
Solomon, Sean C. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY 10964, USA
Date:October 2012
Status:Published
Keywords:Limbs, Shape, Mercury, MESSENGER, adjustment, crossovers
Event Title:The Third Moscow Solar System Symposium
Event Location:Moskau, Russland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:08.-12. Okt. 2012
Organizer:IKI RAN Moskau
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben BepiColombo
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geodesy
Deposited By: Stephan Elgner
Deposited On:04 Dec 2012 11:31
Last Modified:04 Dec 2012 11:31

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