The Mars Climate Sounder

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Spacecraft, launched August 12, 2005, has arrived at Mars in March, 2006. More MRO info:  http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/mro/

The Mars Climate Sounder is one instrument on the MRO, containing a NASA/JPL Thermopile linear IR array and BFE CMOS readout.

While this instrument is not intended as an imager, some recent calibration tests in Mars orbit produced this low spatial resolution thermal image of Mars: (images courtesy of NASA)

 


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