OSIRIS – The scientific camera system onboard Rosetta

Keller, H. U. and Barbieri, C. and Lamy, P. and Rickman, H. and Rodrigo, R. and Wenzel, K. P. and Sierks, H. and A'Hearn, Michael F. and Angrilli, F. and Angulo, M. and Bailey, M. E. and Barthol, P. and Barucci, M.A. and Bertaux, J. L. and Bianchini, G. and Boit, J. L. and Brown, V. and Burns, J. A. and Büttner, I. and Castro, J. M. and Cremonese, G. and Curdt, W. and Deppo, V. and Debei, S. and De Cecco, M. and Dohlen, K. and Fornasier, S. and Fulle, M. and Germerott, D. and Gliem, M. and Guizzo, G.P. and Hviid, S.F. and IP, W.H. and Jorda, L. and Koschiny, D. and Kramm, J.R. and Khürt, E. and Küpers, M. and Lara, L.M. and Llebaria, A. and López, A. and López-Jiménez, A. and López-Moreno, J. and Meller, R. and Michalik, H. and Michelena, M.D. and Müller, R. and Naletto, G. and Origne, A. and Parzianello, G. and Pertile, M. and Quintana, C. and Ragazzoni, R. and Ramous, P. and Reiche, K.U. and Reina, M. and Rodríguez, J. and Rousset, G. and Sabau, L. and Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro and Sivan, J. P. and Stöckner, K. and Tabero, J. and Telljohann, U. and Thomas, N. and Timon, V. and Tomasch, G. and Wittrock, T. and Zaccariotto, M. (2007). OSIRIS – The scientific camera system onboard Rosetta. "Space Science Reviews", v. 128 (n. 1); pp. 433-506. ISSN 0038-6308.


Title: OSIRIS – The scientific camera system onboard Rosetta
  • Keller, H. U.
  • Barbieri, C.
  • Lamy, P.
  • Rickman, H.
  • Rodrigo, R.
  • Wenzel, K. P.
  • Sierks, H.
  • A'Hearn, Michael F.
  • Angrilli, F.
  • Angulo, M.
  • Bailey, M. E.
  • Barthol, P.
  • Barucci, M.A.
  • Bertaux, J. L.
  • Bianchini, G.
  • Boit, J. L.
  • Brown, V.
  • Burns, J. A.
  • Büttner, I.
  • Castro, J. M.
  • Cremonese, G.
  • Curdt, W.
  • Deppo, V.
  • Debei, S.
  • De Cecco, M.
  • Dohlen, K.
  • Fornasier, S.
  • Fulle, M.
  • Germerott, D.
  • Gliem, M.
  • Guizzo, G.P.
  • Hviid, S.F.
  • IP, W.H.
  • Jorda, L.
  • Koschiny, D.
  • Kramm, J.R.
  • Khürt, E.
  • Küpers, M.
  • Lara, L.M.
  • Llebaria, A.
  • López, A.
  • López-Jiménez, A.
  • López-Moreno, J.
  • Meller, R.
  • Michalik, H.
  • Michelena, M.D.
  • Müller, R.
  • Naletto, G.
  • Origne, A.
  • Parzianello, G.
  • Pertile, M.
  • Quintana, C.
  • Ragazzoni, R.
  • Ramous, P.
  • Reiche, K.U.
  • Reina, M.
  • Rodríguez, J.
  • Rousset, G.
  • Sabau, L.
  • Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro
  • Sivan, J. P.
  • Stöckner, K.
  • Tabero, J.
  • Telljohann, U.
  • Thomas, N.
  • Timon, V.
  • Tomasch, G.
  • Wittrock, T.
  • Zaccariotto, M.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Space Science Reviews
Date: January 2007
Volume: 128
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Vehículos Aeroespaciales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

Full text

PDF - Requires a PDF viewer, such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (1MB) | Preview


The Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System OSIRIS is the scientific camera system onboard the Rosetta spacecraft (Figure 1). The advanced high performance imaging system will be pivotal for the success of the Rosetta mission. OSIRIS will detect 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from a distance of more than 106 km, characterise the comet shape and volume, its rotational state and find a suitable landing spot for Philae, the Rosetta lander. OSIRIS will observe the nucleus, its activity and surroundings down to a scale of ~2 cm px−1. The observations will begin well before the onset of cometary activity and will extend over months until the comet reaches perihelion. During the rendezvous episode of the Rosetta mission, OSIRIS will provide key information about the nature of cometary nuclei and reveal the physics of cometary activity that leads to the gas and dust coma. OSIRIS comprises a high resolution Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) unit and a Wide Angle Camera (WAC) unit accompanied by three electronics boxes. The NAC is designed to obtain high resolution images of the surface of comet 7P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko through 12 discrete filters over the wavelength range 250–1000 nm at an angular resolution of 18.6 μrad px−1. The WAC is optimised to provide images of the near-nucleus environment in 14 discrete filters at an angular resolution of 101 μrad px−1. The two units use identical shutter, filter wheel, front door, and detector systems. They are operated by a common Data Processing Unit. The OSIRIS instrument has a total mass of 35 kg and is provided by institutes from six European countries

More information

Item ID: 39700
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/39700/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:39700
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 16 Mar 2016 09:25
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2016 12:51
  • Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Sherpa-Romeo
    Check whether the anglo-saxon journal in which you have published an article allows you to also publish it under open access.
  • Dulcinea
    Check whether the spanish journal in which you have published an article allows you to also publish it under open access.
  • Recolecta
  • e-ciencia
  • Observatorio I+D+i UPM
  • OpenCourseWare UPM