Results From The Robotic Arm Camera On The Phoenix Mars Lander – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

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Results From The Robotic Arm Camera On The Phoenix Mars Lander

Martin Patrong Haspang

The speach will be in Danish only

Abstract

The NASA Phoenix Mars lander landed on the surface of Mars on May 25th 2009  23:53:52 UTC and operated on the surface of Mars for 151 martian days (Sols).

The Robotic Arm Camera (RAC) was one among many instruments on the lander and it was used for a variety of technical and scientific purposes. RAC has contributed to the knowledge of the martian surface by scientific observations but it has also acquired many important images of soil samples before, during and after delivery of samples to the instruments located on the lander deck.

During the colloquium, the scientific as well as technical results will be explained, and we will also look into how a camera is operated on another planet.

Superviser: Morten Bo Madsen