HiRISE

PTYS FACULTY

Shane Byrne
Shane Byrne
Alfred McEwen
Alfred McEwen

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.

Highlights

HiRISE Captures Curiosity’s Descent to Mars

Capturing the Descent of Phoenix

Recent Publications

Barata, T., Alves, E. I., Machado, A., Barberes, G. A. Planetary and Space Science, 62 Characterization of palimpsest craters on Mars 2012P&SS...72...62B 2012

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

HiRISE
WEBSITE
HiRISE

OPERATIONS STAFF

Rodney Heyd
Linda Hickcox
Sue Robison
Anjani Polit
Nicole Baugh
Kristin Block
Ingrid Daubar
Richard Leis
Audrie Fennema
Sarah Mattson
Bob King
Christian Schaller
Guy McArthur
Joe Plassmann
Terry Forrester
Tim Spriggs
Kenny Fine

STUDENT VALIDATORS

James Wymer
Danny Pagano