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Meeting: Wednesday, February 16, 2000

The Real Red Planet:
MOC Operations at MSSS

Malin Space Science Systems ( in San Diego developed and is presently operating the Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) onboard NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft. The MOC is capable both of selected high-resolution (1.4 meters/pixel) and global low-resolution (230 meters-7.5 km/pixel) imaging.

Mike Caplinger and the MSSS staff will demonstrate the MOC Ground Data System, which provides a highly graphical user interface for instrument planning, targeting, and data analysis.

Mars & camera images from NASA/JPL/MSSS; some Mars images false colored by ABS.

6:00 - 7:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 - 9:00 Meeting


Members free. Non-members $5. Memberships $15/year.

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