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Venus monitoring camera for Venus express

Markiewicz, W.J. and Titiov, D.V. and Ignatiev, N. and Keller, H.U. and Crisp, D. and Limaye, S.S. and Jaumann, Ralf and Moissl, Richard and Thomas, N. and Esposito, L. and Watanabe, S. and Fiethe, B. and Behnke, T. and Szemerey, I. and Michalik, H. and Perplis, H. and Wedemeier, M. and Sebastian, I. and Boogaerts, W. and Hviid, S.F. and Dierker, C. and Osterloh, B. and Böker, W. and Koch, M. and Michaelis, Harald and Belyaev, D. and Dannenberg, A. and Tschimmel, M. and Russo, P. and Roatsch, T. and Matz, K.D. (2007) Venus monitoring camera for Venus express. Planetary and Space Science, 55, pp. 1701-1711. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2007.01.004.

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The Venus Express mission will focus on a global investigation of the Venus atmosphere and plasma environment, while additionally measuring some surface properties from orbit. The instruments PFS and SPICAV inherited from the Mars Express mission and VIRTIS from Rosetta form a powerful spectrometric and spectro-imaging payload suite. Venus Monitoring Camera (VMC)—a miniature wideangle camera with 17.51 field of view—was specifically designed and built to complement these experiments and provide imaging context for the whole mission. VMC will take images of Venus in four narrow band filters (365, 513, 965, and 1000 nm) all sharing one CCD. Spatial resolution on the cloud tops will range from 0.2 km/px at pericentre to 45 km/px at apocentre when the full Venus disc will be in the field of view. VMC will fulfill the following science goals: (1) study of the distribution and nature of the unknown UV absorber; (2) determination of the wind field at the cloud tops (70 km) by tracking the UV features; (3) thermal mapping of the surface in the 1 mm transparency ‘‘window’’ on the night side; (4) determination of the global wind field in the main cloud deck (50 km) by tracking near-IR features; (5) study of the lapse rate and H2O content in the lower 6–10 km; (6) mapping O2 night-glow and its variability.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/51323/
Document Type:Article
Title:Venus monitoring camera for Venus express
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Markiewicz, W.J.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Titiov, D.V.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Ignatiev, N.Space Research Institute (IKI), Moscow, RussiaUNSPECIFIED
Keller, H.U.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Limaye, S.S.University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USAUNSPECIFIED
Moissl, RichardMax-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Thomas, N.University of Bern, SwitzerlandUNSPECIFIED
Esposito, L.Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, USAUNSPECIFIED
Watanabe, S.Hokkaido University Sapporo, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Fiethe, B.IDA Technical University BraunschweigUNSPECIFIED
Szemerey, I.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Michalik, H.IDA Technical University BraunschweigUNSPECIFIED
Perplis, H.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Wedemeier, M.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Sebastian, I.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Boogaerts, W.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Hviid, S.F.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Dierker, C.IDA Technical University BraunschweigUNSPECIFIED
Osterloh, B.IDA Technical University BraunschweigUNSPECIFIED
Böker, W.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Koch, M.IDA Technical University BraunschweigUNSPECIFIED
Belyaev, D.Space Research Institute (IKI), Moscow, RussiaUNSPECIFIED
Dannenberg, A.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Tschimmel, M.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Russo, P.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Planetary and Space Science
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1016/j.pss.2007.01.004
Page Range:pp. 1701-1711
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Keywords:venus, vmc, express, ccd, cloud, Instrument, Atmosphere, Dynamics, Clouds
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 - Vorhaben Venus Express (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Sensor Systems
Deposited By: Lindemann, Michael
Deposited On:02 Oct 2007
Last Modified:07 Aug 2017 10:50

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