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ISPRS 1999 MOLA: The Future of Mars Global Cartography
The MGS Orbiter is carrying the high-precision Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) which, when combined with precision reconstructed orbital data and telemetered attitude data, provides a tie between inertial space and Mars-fixed coordinates to an accuracy of 100 m in latitude / longitude and 10 m in radius (1 sigma), orders of magnitude more accurate than previous global geodetic/ cartographic control data. Over the 2 year MGS mission lifetime, it is expected that over 30,000 MOLA Global Cartographic Control Points will be produced to form the basis for new and re-derived map and geodetic products, key to the analysis of existing and evolving MGS data as well as future Mars exploration.
- T. C. Duxbury, D. E. Smith, Maria T. Zuber, H. V. Frey, J. B. Garvin, J. W. Head, D. O. Muhleman, G. H. Pattengrill, R. J. Phillips, S. C. Solomon, H. J. Zwally, W. B. Banerdt
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- 16 May 2012
- 9 July 2013
- Geospatial Data Presentation Form