HiRISE, High Resolution Science Experiment (MRO)


    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, which includes not only observation planning, but the execution of commands sent to the spacecraft along with actual image processing, is located within LPL at the University of Arizona.

    HiRISE (MRO) Faculty

    Veronica Bray

    Associate Research Professor

    Lunar Studies, Planetary Analogs, Planetary Surfaces

    Shane Byrne


    Astrobiology, Planetary Analogs, Planetary Geophysics, Planetary Surfaces, Titan & Outer Solar System

    Peter Smith

    Professor Emeritus


    HiRISE (MRO) Faculty

    Matthew Chojnacki

    DCC Associate Research (McEwen)

    Planetary Surfaces, Small Bodies

    Sarah Sutton

    Photogrammetry Program Lead, HiRISE, Researcher/Scientist

    Earth, Lunar Studies, Planetary Analogs, Planetary Surfaces, Small Bodies

    HiRISE (MRO) Faculty

    Kris Akers

    Research Engineering Technician

    Nicole Bardabelias

    Science Operations Engineer, HiRISE

    Nicole Baugh

    Uplink Operations Lead, HiRISE

    Kristin Block

    Principal Science Operations Engineer, HiRISE

    David Edmeades

    Systems Administrator, PIRL/HiRISE

    Ari Espinoza

    Outreach Coordinator, HiRISE

    Audrie Fennema

    Engineer, Satellite Payload Operations, HiRISE

    Kenny Fine

    Senior Systems Administrator, PIRL/HiRISE

    Rod Heyd

    Project Manager, HiRISE

    Richard Leis

    Staff Technician, Senior, HiRISE

    Guy McArthur

    Data Applications Developer, HiRISE

    Singleton Papendick

    Science Operations Engineer, HiRISE

    Earth, Planetary Surfaces

    Jason Perry

    Staff Technician, HiRISE

    Joe Plassmann

    Computing Systems Manager, PIRL/HiRISE

    Anjani Polit

    Deputy Principal Investigator, OSIRIS-APEX

    Sue Robison

    Business Manager, Senior, HiRISE

    Christian Schaller

    Spacecraft Operations Software Engineer, HiRISE

    HiRISE (MRO) News