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The Close-Up Camera of the Marco-Polo-R Asteroid Mission, Science Objectives and Description

Josset, Jean-Luc and Souchon, A. and Josset, M. and Hofmann, Beda A. and Leya, I. and Barucci, A. and Fornasier, S and Michel, P. and Hoffmann, Harald and Schmitz, Nicole and Dotto, E. and Ferri, F. and Cellino, A. and Ehrenfreund, P. and Lara, L. M. and Grande, M. and Cockell, C. and Martins, Z. and Neubeck, A. and Korablev, O. and Ohtake, M. and Paar, G. and Muinonen, Karri (2013) The Close-Up Camera of the Marco-Polo-R Asteroid Mission, Science Objectives and Description. In: EPSC Abstracts Vol. 8, European Planetary Science Congress 2013. European Planetary Science Congress 2013, 08.-13. Sep. 2013, London, Vereinigte Königreiche (UK).


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The CUC (Close-Up Camera) is part of the selected scientific payload for the MarcoPolo-R mission. It is a powerful, miniaturized, low-power, efficient and highly adaptive system of 820 g, composed of three main parts: a flexible structure focus mechanism allows the acquisition of sharp images of any target from 10 cm to infinity; a colour Active Pixel Sensor with 2652 x 1768 x 3 pixels provides RGB colours keeping the spatial resolution; a high-performance integrated electronics system allows a good flexibility for the operations of the CUC. The CUC is designed to characterize at high resolution and in colour the sampling area and provide the geological context of the sample prior to the sampling operations, which is crucial for the subsequent analysis of the sample back to Earth. The aim is to determine physical key properties of the target’s surface, such as grain size distribution, textural, mineralogical, structural, and morphological details in geologic materials, influence of space weathering processes. Thanks to its varying focal length, CUC images can also be acquired before and after the sampling operation:

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/84695/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The Close-Up Camera of the Marco-Polo-R Asteroid Mission, Science Objectives and Description
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Josset, Jean-LucSPACE-X Exploration Institute, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.UNSPECIFIED
Souchon, A.SPACE-X Exploration Institute, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.UNSPECIFIED
Josset, M.SPACE-X Exploration Institute, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.UNSPECIFIED
Hofmann, Beda A.Natural History Museum, Bern, Switzerland.UNSPECIFIED
Leya, I.Institute of Physics, University of Bern, Bern, SwitzerlandUNSPECIFIED
Barucci, A.LESIA Observatoire de Paris, Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Fornasier, SLESIA Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Michel, P.Observatoirde de la Côte d'Azur, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Hoffmann, Haraldharald.hoffmann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schmitz, Nicolenicole.schmitz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Dotto, E.Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Ferri, F.CISAS, Università di Padova, Padua, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Cellino, A.Osservatorio di Torino, Pino Torinese, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Ehrenfreund, P.University of Leiden, Leiden, NetherlandsUNSPECIFIED
Lara, L. M.Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia, CSIC, Granada, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Grande, M.University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth, UKUNSPECIFIED
Cockell, C.University of Edinburgh, UKUNSPECIFIED
Martins, Z.Imperial College, London, UKUNSPECIFIED
Neubeck, A.Department of Geological Sciences, Stockholm University, Stockholm, SwedenUNSPECIFIED
Korablev, O.Space Research Institute, Moscow, RussiaUNSPECIFIED
Ohtake, M.Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 3-1-1 Yoshino-dai, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5210, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Paar, G.Institute of Digital Image Processing, Joanneum Research, GrazUNSPECIFIED
Muinonen, KarriObservatory Tähtitorninmäki, PO Box 14, 00014 University of Helsinki, FinlandUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2013
Journal or Publication Title:EPSC Abstracts Vol. 8, European Planetary Science Congress 2013
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Close Up Imager, Marco Polo R mission
Event Title:European Planetary Science Congress 2013
Event Location:London, Vereinigte Königreiche (UK)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:08.-13. Sep. 2013
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Exploration of the Solar System
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Deposited By: Hoffmann, Harald
Deposited On:13 Nov 2013 12:07
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:42

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