Science requirements and description of the 1 μm camera onboard the Akatsuki Venus Orbiter

Naomoto Iwagami, Seiko Takagi, Shoko Ohtsuki, Munetaka Ueno, Kazunori Uemizu, Takehiko Satoh, Takeshi Sakanoi, George L. Hashimoto

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Abstract

The 1 μm camera onboard the Japanese Venus Mission/Akatsuki scheduled to arrive at Venus in 2015 or 2016 is described. In addition to its scientific goals, the optical and mechanical designs, the calibration procedures, and some results of feasibility studies are presented. Those studies are about the source of the contrast in the dayside image, the resolution of the H2O detection on the nightside surface, and a possibility of finding an active volcano.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-492
Number of pages6
JournalEarth, Planets and Space
Volume63
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Imaging
  • Infrared
  • Venus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Space and Planetary Science

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