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The Close-Up Imager Onboard the ESA ExoMars Rover: Objectives, Description, Operations, and Science Validation Activities

Josset, Jean-Luc and Westall, Frances and Hofmann, Beda A. and Spray, John and Cockell, Charles and Kempe, Stephan and Griffiths, Andrew D. and De Sanctis, Maria Cristina and Colangeli, Luigi and Koschny, Detlef and Föllmi, Karl and Verrecchia, Eric and Diamond, Larryn and Josset, Marie and Javaux, Emmanuelle J. and Esposito, Francesca and Gunn, Mathew and Souchon-Leitner, Audrey L. and Bontognali, Tomaso R. R. and Korablev, Oleg and Erkman, Suren and Paar, Gerhard and Ulamec, Stephan and Foucher, Frédéric and Martin, Philippe and Verhaeghe, Antoine and Tanevski, Mitko and Vago, Jorge L. (2017) The Close-Up Imager Onboard the ESA ExoMars Rover: Objectives, Description, Operations, and Science Validation Activities. Astrobiology, 17 (6 & 7), pp. 595-611. Mary Ann Liebert Inc.. DOI: 10.1089/ast.2016.1546 ISSN 1531-1074

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Abstract

The Close-Up Imager (CLUPI) onboard the ESA ExoMars Rover is a powerful high-resolution color camera specifically designed for close-up observations. Its accommodation on the movable drill allows multiple po- sitioning. The science objectives of the instrument are geological characterization of rocks in terms of texture, structure, and color and the search for potential morphological biosignatures. We present the CLUPI science objectives, performance, and technical description, followed by a description of the instrument’s planned operations strategy during the mission on Mars. CLUPI will contribute to the rover mission by surveying the geological environment, acquiring close-up images of outcrops, observing the drilling area, inspecting the top portion of the drill borehole (and deposited fines), monitoring drilling operations, and imaging samples col- lected by the drill. A status of the current development and planned science validation activities is also given. Key Words: Mars-Biosignatures-Planetary Instrumentation. Astrobiology 17, 595–611.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/113467/
Document Type:Article
Title:The Close-Up Imager Onboard the ESA ExoMars Rover: Objectives, Description, Operations, and Science Validation Activities
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Josset, Jean-LucSpeace Exploration Institute, Neuchatel, SchweizUNSPECIFIED
Westall, FrancesCentre de Biophysique Moléculaire, CNRS; FranceUNSPECIFIED
Hofmann, Beda A.Natural History Museum Bern, Schweiz & Inst. of Geological Sciences, University of Bern, SchweitzUNSPECIFIED
Spray, JohnPlnetary and Space Science, Univ. of New Brunswik, CanadaUNSPECIFIED
Cockell, CharlesUK Center for Asstrobiology, Univ. of Edinburgh, UKUNSPECIFIED
Kempe, StephanInstitute of Applied Geosciences, TU Darmstadt, DUNSPECIFIED
Griffiths, Andrew D.University College London, UKUNSPECIFIED
De Sanctis, Maria CristinaIstituto di Astrofisice e Planetologia Spaziali, Rom, IUNSPECIFIED
Colangeli, LuigiESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk NLUNSPECIFIED
Koschny, DetlefESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, NLUNSPECIFIED
Föllmi, KarlFaculty of Geosciences and Env. Univ. of Lausanne,SchweizUNSPECIFIED
Verrecchia, EricFaculty of Geosciences and Envi. University of Lausanne, SchweizUNSPECIFIED
Diamond, LarrynInsititute ofGeological Sciences, Univ. of Bern, SchweizUNSPECIFIED
Josset, MarieSpace Exploration Institute, Neuchatel, SchweizUNSPECIFIED
Javaux, Emmanuelle J.Dep. de Géologie, University of Liège, BUNSPECIFIED
Esposito, FrancescaOsservatori Astronomico di Capodimonte, Napoli, IUNSPECIFIED
Gunn, MathewDep. of Physics, Aberystwyth Univ. Wales, UKUNSPECIFIED
Souchon-Leitner, Audrey L.Space Exploration Institute, Neuchatel, SchweizUNSPECIFIED
Bontognali, Tomaso R. R.Dep. of Earth Sciences ETH Zürich, SchweizUNSPECIFIED
Korablev, OlegSpace Research Institute, IKI Moskau, RusslandUNSPECIFIED
Erkman, SurenFaculty of Geosciences and Envi. University of Lausanne, SchweizUNSPECIFIED
Paar, GerhardJoanneum Research, Graz, AustriaUNSPECIFIED
Ulamec, StephanStephan.Ulamec (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Foucher, Frédériccentre de biophysique moléculaire, cnrs, orléans, franceUNSPECIFIED
Martin, PhilippeLPC2E, Orléans, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Verhaeghe, AntoineSpace Exploration Institute, Neuchatel, SchweizUNSPECIFIED
Tanevski, MitkoSpace Exploration Institute, Neuchatel, SchweizUNSPECIFIED
Vago, Jorge L.ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, NLUNSPECIFIED
Date:June 2017
Journal or Publication Title:Astrobiology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:17
DOI :10.1089/ast.2016.1546
Page Range:pp. 595-611
Publisher:Mary Ann Liebert Inc.
Series Name:Astrobiology
ISSN:1531-1074
Status:Published
Keywords:ExoMars, Rover Mission
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 - Projekt ExoMars
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > User center for space experiments (MUSC)
Deposited By: Herrmann, Astrid
Deposited On:09 Aug 2017 16:48
Last Modified:06 Sep 2019 15:23

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