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Ralph: a visible/infrared imager for the New Horizons Pluto/Kuiper belt mission
Author(s): Dennis Reuter; Alan Stern; James Baer; Lisa Hardaway; Donald Jennings; Stuart McMuldroch; Jeffrey Moore; Cathy Olkin; Robert Parizek; Derek Sabatke; John Scherrer; John Stone; Jeffrey Van Cleve; Leslie Young
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Paper Abstract

The instrument named Ralph is a visible/NIR imager and IR hyperspectral imager that would fly as one of the core instruments on New Horizons, NASA's mission to the Pluto/Charon system and the Kuiper Belt. It is a compact, power efficient, and robust instrument with excellent imaging characteristics and sensitivity, and is well suited to this longduration flyby reconnaissance mission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5906, Astrobiology and Planetary Missions, 59061F (22 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.617901
Show Author Affiliations
Dennis Reuter, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Alan Stern, SWRI (United States)
James Baer, BATC (United States)
Lisa Hardaway, BATC (United States)
Donald Jennings, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stuart McMuldroch, SSG Precision Optronics (United States)
Jeffrey Moore, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Cathy Olkin, SWRI (United States)
Robert Parizek, BATC (United States)
Derek Sabatke, BATC (United States)
John Scherrer, SWRI (United States)
John Stone, SWRI (United States)
Jeffrey Van Cleve, BATC (United States)
Leslie Young, SWRI (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5906:
Astrobiology and Planetary Missions
Richard B. Hoover; G. Randall Gladstone; Gilbert V. Levin; Alexei Yu. Rozanov, Editor(s)

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