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ISPRS 2003 Mass Production of DEMs from MOC Stereo Pairs
In its extended mission, the MGS spacecraft has been operated in so-called "R16" mode, in which a 16-degree pitch is introduced to minimize fuel usage by reducing torque on the spacecraft. This allows repeat coverage of previous nadir-looking Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) narrow angle images to obtain stereo. Additionally, MSSS is able to specify "Roll-Only Targeted Observations", or ROTOs, which roll the spacecraft as much as 30 degrees from nadir to image selected targets. This also provides stereo of areas previously imaged. In 2001, MSSS selected Harris Corporation Government Communications Systems Division to process NA stereo pairs and extract DEMs from them on a "mass production" basis. This effort was completed in late 2002 and yielded 153 DEMs.
- M. Caplinger
- Added to Astropedia
- 14 May 2012
- 9 July 2013
- Geospatial Data Presentation Form