Field Test of the ExoMars Panoramic Camera in the High Arctic - First Results and Lessons Learned

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N. Schmitz, D. Barnes, A. Coates, A. Griffiths, E. Hauber, R. Jaumann, H. Michaelis, H. Mosebach, Paar G., P. Reissaus, F. Trauthan

Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-10621-2, 2009 EGU General Assembly 2009 , 2009


The ExoMars mission as the first element of the ESA Aurora program is scheduled to be launched to Mars in 2016. Part of the Pasteur Exobiology Payload onboard the ExoMars rover is a Panoramic Camera System (‘PanCam’) being designed to obtain high-resolution color and wide-angle multi-spectral stereoscopic panoramic images from the mast of the ExoMars rover. The PanCam instrument consists of two wide-angle cameras (WACs), which will provide multispectral stereo images with 34° field-of-view (FOV) and a High-Resolution RGB Channel (HRC) to provide close-up images with 5° field-of-view.