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The Camera of the MASCOT Asteroid Lander on Board Hayabusa 2

Jaumann, R. and Schmitz, N. and Koncz, A. and Michaelis, H. and Mottola, S. and Trauthan, F. and Hoffmann, H. and Roatsch, T. and Jobs, D. and Kachlicki, J. and Pforte, B. and Terzer, R. and Tschentscher, M. and Weisse, S. and Müller, U. and Perez-Prieto, L. and Broll, B. and Kruselburger, A. and Ho, T.-M. and Biele, J. and Ulamec, S. and Krause, C. and Grott, M. and Bibring, J.P. and Watanabe, S. and Sugita, S. and Okada, T. and Yoshikawa, M. and Yabuta, H. (2016) The Camera of the MASCOT Asteroid Lander on Board Hayabusa 2. Space Science Reviews. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s11214-01-0263-2 ISSN 0038-6308

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The MASCOT Camera (MasCam) is part of the Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout (MASCOT) lander’s science payload. MASCOT has been launched to asteroid (162173) Ryugu onboard JAXA’s Hayabusa 2 asteroid sample return mission on Dec 3rd, 2014. It is scheduled to arrive at Ryugu in 2018, and return samples to Earth by 2020. MasCam was designed and built by DLR’s Institute of Planetary Research, together with Airbus-DS Ger- many. The scientific goals of the MasCam investigation are to provide ground truth for the orbiter’s remote sensing observations, provide context for measurements by the other lander instruments (radiometer, spectrometer and magnetometer), the orbiter sampling experiment, and characterize the geological context, compositional variations and physical properties of the surface (e.g. rock and regolith particle size distributions). During daytime, clear filter images will be acquired. During night, illumination of the dark surface is performed by an LED array, equipped with 4 × 36 monochromatic light-emitting diodes (LEDs) work- ing in four spectral bands. Color imaging will allow the identification of spectrally distinct surface units. Continued imaging during the surface mission phase and the acquisition of image series at different sun angles over the course of an asteroid day will contribute to the physical characterization of the surface and also allow the investigation of time-dependent

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/107135/
Document Type:Article
Title:The Camera of the MASCOT Asteroid Lander on Board Hayabusa 2
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Jaumann, R.DLR-Berlin, ralf.jaumann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schmitz, N.DLR-Berlin,Nicole.Schmitz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Koncz, A.DLR-Berlin, Alexander.Koncz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Michaelis, H.DLR-Berlin, harald.michaelis (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Mottola, S.DLR-Berlin, stefano.mottola (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Trauthan, F.DLR-Berlin, frank.trauthan (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hoffmann, H.DLR-Berlin, harald.hoffmann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Roatsch, T.DLR-Berlin, thomas.roatsch (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Jobs, D.DLR-Berlin, dietmar.jobs (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kachlicki, J.DLR-Berlin, juergen.kachlicki (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Pforte, B.DLR-Berlin, bernd.pforte (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Terzer, R.DLR-Berlin, ronny.terzer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Tschentscher, M.DLR-Belrin, matthias.tschentscher (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Weisse, S.DLR-Berlin, stefan.weisse (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Müller, U.DLR-Berlin, uwe.mueller (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Perez-Prieto, L.Airbus DS, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Broll, B.Airbus DS, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Kruselburger, A.Airbus DS, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Ho, T.-M.DLR-Bremen, tra-mi.ho (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Biele, J.DLR-Köln, jens.biele (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Ulamec, S.DLR-Köln, stephan.ulamec (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Krause, C.DLR-Köln, christian.krause (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Grott, M.DLR-Berlin, matthias.grott (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Bibring, J.P.IAS, ParisUNSPECIFIED
Watanabe, S.Dep. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Nagoya Univ. Furo-cho Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, JapaUNSPECIFIED
Sugita, S.University of Tokyo, Tokyo, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Okada, T.JSPEC/JAXA, Yoshinodai, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Yoshikawa, M.JSPEC, JAXA, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Yabuta, H.Osaka University, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Date:30 June 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Space Science Reviews
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1007/s11214-01-0263-2
Publisher:Springer
Series Name:Space Science Review
ISSN:0038-6308
Status:Published
Keywords:Mascot, Asteroid Lander, Hayabusa 2
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 - Project MASCOT (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof , Bremen , Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research
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Space Operations and Astronaut Training > User center for space experiments (MUSC)
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Institute of Space Systems > Systems Engineering and Project Office
Deposited By: Herrmann, Astrid
Deposited On:02 Nov 2016 17:43
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:04

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