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ISPRS 2004 Landing Site Mapping and Rover Localization for the 2003 Mars Exploration rover Mission: Technology and Experimental Results thumbnail

ISPRS 2004 Landing Site Mapping and Rover Localization for the 2003 Mars Exploration rover Mission: Technology and Experimental Results

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This paper presents the technology and experimental results for high-precision landing-site mapping and rover localization developed for the ongoing 2003 Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission. This…

ISPRS 2002 Photogrammetric Registration of MOC Imagery to MOLA Profile thumbnail

ISPRS 2002 Photogrammetric Registration of MOC Imagery to MOLA Profile

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The current Mars Global Survey (MGS) mission has been collecting high resolution digital images (MOC) and laser ranges (MOLA). The processing MOLA range data results in a global digital elevation…

ISPRS 2001 Utilizing Mars Digital Image Model (MDIM) and Mars Orbiter laser Altimeter (MOLA) data for photogrammetric control thumbnail

ISPRS 2001 Utilizing Mars Digital Image Model (MDIM) and Mars Orbiter laser Altimeter (MOLA) data for photogrammetric control

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The USGS is producing digital elevation models (DEM) and topographic maps of Mars at scales of 1:250,000 to 1:1,000,000. The initial source material will be Viking Orbiter images, with a later…

ISPRS 1999 Assessment of Published Viking Orbiter DEMs derived from Stereo Photogrammetry using MOLA Data thumbnail

ISPRS 1999 Assessment of Published Viking Orbiter DEMs derived from Stereo Photogrammetry using MOLA Data

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Described the exciting results which have been obtained from the initial set of mainly Northern hemispheric laser altimetry tracks from the MOLA instrument known as the SPO-1 phase. More recently has…

ISPRS 2002 USGS and DLR Topographic Mapping of Comet Borrelly thumbnail

ISPRS 2002 USGS and DLR Topographic Mapping of Comet Borrelly

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In the fall of 2001, NASA’s Deep Space 1 (DS1) probe imaged Comet Borrelly during a flyby encounter. Three of the Borrelly images have geometry suitable to photogrammetrically map the nucleus,…