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Preliminary calibration results of the wide angle camera of the imaging instrument OSIRIS for the Rosetta mission
Author(s): V. Da Deppo; G. Naletto; P. Nicolosi; P. Zambolin; M. De Cecco; S. Debei; G. Parzianello; P. Ramous; M. Zaccariotto; S. Fornasier; S. Verani; N. Thomas; P. Barthol; S. F. Hviid; I. Sebastian; R. Meller; H. Sierks; H. U. Keller; C. Barbieri; F. Angrilli; P. Lamy; R. Rodrigo; H. Rickman; K. P. Wenzel

Paper Abstract

Rosetta is one of the cornerstone missions of the European Space Agency for having a rendezvous with the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014. The imaging instrument on board the satellite is OSIRIS (Optical, Spectroscopic and Infrared Remote Imaging System), a cooperation among several European institutes, which consists of two cameras: a Narrow (NAC) and a Wide Angle Camera (WAC).

The WAC optical design is an innovative one: it adopts an all reflecting, unvignetted and unobstructed two mirror configuration which allows to cover a 12° × 12° field of view with an F/5.6 aperture and gives a nominal contrast ratio of about 10–4.

The flight model of this camera has been successfully integrated and tested in our laboratories, and finally has been integrated on the satellite which is now waiting to be launched in February 2004.

In this paper we are going to describe the optical characteristics of the camera, and to summarize the results so far obtained with the preliminary calibration data. The analysis of the optical performance of this model shows a good agreement between theoretical performance and experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10568, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2004, 105680N (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2308021
Show Author Affiliations
V. Da Deppo, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
G. Naletto, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
P. Nicolosi, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
P. Zambolin, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
M. De Cecco, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
S. Debei, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
G. Parzianello, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
P. Ramous, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
M. Zaccariotto, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
S. Fornasier, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
S. Verani, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
N. Thomas, Univ. Bern (Switzerland)
P. Barthol, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Aeronomie (Germany)
S. F. Hviid, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Aeronomie (Germany)
I. Sebastian, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Aeronomie (Germany)
R. Meller, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Aeronomie (Germany)
H. Sierks, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Aeronomie (Germany)
H. U. Keller, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Aeronomie (Germany)
C. Barbieri, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
F. Angrilli, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
P. Lamy, Lab. d'Astronomie Spatiale (France)
R. Rodrigo, Institute for Astrophysics (Spain)
H. Rickman, Astronomical Observatory (Sweden)
K. P. Wenzel, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10568:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2004
Josiane Costeraste; Errico Armandillo, Editor(s)

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