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Suggestions for Randlsq Program Parameter Naming

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Stuart has suggested that I draft some suggestions for the format and names to be used for parameters in the randlsq.F program. I previously implemented the limited naming of parameters in this…

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Modeling and Adjustment of THEMIS IR Line Scanner Camera Image Measurements

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The overall problem we’re solving is that we want to be able to set up the relationships between the coordinates of arbitrary physical points in space (e.g. ground points) and their coordinates on…

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ISPRS 2004 Topographic Mapping of Mars from Hectometer to Micrometer Scales

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We describe USGS topomapping of Mars at resolutions from 100 m to 30 µm with data from the latest spacecraft missions. Analysis of NASA 2001 Mars Odyssey Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS)…

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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…

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ISPRS 2001 High Precision Landing Site Mapping and Rover Localization by Integrated Bundle Adjustment of Ground-Based Image Data

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High precision topographic information from all available data is critical to many landing site geological and engineering applications. Meanwhile, precise navigation and localization of the rover is…

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Sol 506 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: 10th Anniversary of MER Landings

Astrogeology News: 6 January 2014

The CheMin data processing planned for Sol 505 was deleted from the plan, but SAM made another measurement of the atmosphere that night. The Sol 504 drive went well, and the rover is in a stable…

Sol 229 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Superior Conjunction

Astrogeology News: 1 April 2013

I'm not scheduled in any tactical operations roles this week, but have been calling into planning meetings for both MSL (Curiosity) and MER (Opportunity). The rovers and other Mars spacecraft are…

Sol 503 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Fully Re-engaged

Astrogeology News: 3 January 2014

The MSL tactical operations team is fully re-engaged after the holiday break, planning a bunch of activities to keep the rover busy this weekend. Sol 503 starts with remote sensing observations,…

Sol 533 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Toe Dip

Astrogeology News: 4 February 2014

The initial "toe dip" into the dune in Dingo Gap was planned for Sol 533. If it goes well, the rover will be commanded to cross the dune, probably on the left (south) side, on Sol 534. I'm…

Sol 210 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Clay Minerals

Astrogeology News: 14 March 2013

I'm SOWG Chair again today, but because anomaly recovery continues we are not planning science activities. So I was able to watch the MSL press conference at NASA Headquarters this morning, during…