A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

URL ftp://npsa01.esac.esa.int/pub/mirror/MARS-EXPRESS/HRSC/MEX-M-HRSC-3-RDR-V4.0
DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-cjotplq
Abstract This CODMAC level 3 data set contains radiometrically calibrated data products acquired by the HRSC camera on the Mars Express spacecraft, covering the orbits 10 to 2418.
Description This data set contains radiometrically calibrated data products acquired by the HRSC camera on the Mars Express spacecraft, covering the orbits 10 to 2418. The products contain the properties of unrectified imaging maintaining the original spacecraft viewing orientation and optical distortion properties. As part of the processing compressed images are decompressed and radiometrically calibrated. Additional geometric information (e.g. footprint and illumination angles) are calculated and included into the image label. Images without useable content (e.g. completely saturated images) are omitted from the data set.
Instrument HRSC
Temporal Coverage 2004-01-10T13:50:36Z/2005-11-30T18:32:27Z
Version V4.0
Mission Description Mission Overview Mars Express was the first flexible mission of the revised long-term ESA Science Programme Horizons 2000 and was launched to the planet Mars from Baikonur (Kazakhstan) on June 2nd 2003. A Soyuz-Fregat launcher injected the Mars Express total mass of about 1200 kg into Mars transfer orbit. Details about the mission launch sequence and profile can be obtained from the Mission Plan (MEX-MMT-RP-0221) and from the Consolidated Report on Mission Analysis (CREMA)(MEX-ESC-RP5500). The mission consisted of (i) a 3-axis stabilized orbiter with a fixed high-gain antenna and body-mounted instruments, and (ii) a lander named BEAGLE-2, and was dedicated to the orbital and in-situ study of the interior, subsurface, surface and atmosphere of the planet. After ejection of a small lander on 18 December 2003 and Mars orbit insertion (MOI) on 25 December 2003, the orbiter experiments began the acquisition of scientific data from Mars and its environment in a polar elliptical orbit. The nominal mission lifetime for the orbiter was 687 days following Mars orbit insertion, starting after a 5 months cruise. The nominal science phase was extended (tbc) for another Martian year in order to complement earlier observations and allow data relay communications for various potential Mars landers up to 2008, provided that the spacecraft resources permit it. The Mars Express spacecraft represented the core of the mission, being scientifically justified on its own by investigations such as high- resolution imaging and mineralogical mapping of the surface, radar sounding of the subsurface structure down to the permafrost, precise determination of the atmospheric circulation and composition, and study of the interaction of the atmosphere with the interplanetary medium. The broad scientific objectives of the orbiter payload are briefly listed thereafter and are given more extensively in the experiment publications conta...
Creator Contact THOMAS ROATSCH
Date Published 2022-02-03
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2022-02-03, MEX-M-HRSC-3-RDR, V4.0. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-cjotplq