HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGING SCIENCE EXPERIMENT (HiRISE)
HiRISE, the high resolution imaging science experiment onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, is the most powerful camera ever sent to another planet. The resolution of the camera allows us to see the Red Planet in amazing detail, and lets other missions, like the Mars Science Laboratory, find a safe place to land and carry out amazing science.
The operations center is located here at the University of Arizona, and that includes not only observation planning, but the execution of commands sent to the spacecraft along with actual image processing.
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Machado, A., Barata, T., Ivo Alves, E., Cunha, P. P. Planetary and Space Science, 53 Mars periglacial punctual features analyses 2012P&SS...72...53M 2012
Jouannic, G., Gargani, J., Costard, F., Ori, G. G., Marmo, C., Schmidt, F., Lucas, A. Planetary and Space Science, 38 Morphological and mechanical characterization of gullies in a periglacial environment: The case of the Russell crater dune (Mars) 2012P&SS...71...38J 2012
Beyer, R. A., Kirk, R. L. Space Science Reviews, 775 Meter-Scale Slopes of Candidate MSL Landing Sites from Point Photoclinometry 2012SSRv..170..775B 2012
OPERATIONS STAFFRodney Heyd
STUDENT VALIDATORSJames Wymer