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'After landing we will analyse the landscape using the ExoMars PanCam camera system to work out how the wind has affected the landscape at the local scale and try to calculate the amount of wind erosion there has been.
The Pancam image in approximate true color is available at:
Opportunity's Pancam took the component images between the 2,811th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's Mars surface mission (Dec.
Professor Andrew Coates, deputy director of the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL), who is leading the team designing the PanCam, says it will work better than the human eye.
Another more complex example is that a pancam imaging activity must be within 30 minutes of its associated calibration activity, but the activities can occur in either order.
The device, known as Panoramic Camera (PanCam), was developed by the Mullard Space Science Laboratory of the University College of London in partnership with the European aerospace and defense firm, Airbus.
The 'PanCam' apparatus is the scientific 'eyes' of the rover, which will give scientists a view of the Martian terrain and geological features so that they can drive the rover named after the British scientist Rosalind Franklin who co-discovered the structure of DNA.
ENPNewswire-August 21, 2019--Airbus built ExoMars rover gets its eyes; UK designed and built PanCam integrated on rover at Airbus in Stevenage
He was involved in the NEAR-Shoemaker mission to asteroid 433 Eros and is the lead scientist for the Mars Exploration Rover Pancam instruments.
"Greeley Haven provides the proper tilt, as well as a rich variety of potential targets for imaging and compositional and mineralogic studies," said Jim Bell, lead scientist for the Panoramic Camera (Pancam) on the rover.