Osiris - The optical, spectroscopic and infrared remote imaging system for the Rosetta orbiter

N. Thomas*, H. U. Keller, E. Arijs, C. Barbieri, M. Grande, P. Lamy, H. Rickman, R. Rodrigo, K. P. Wenzel, M. F. A'Hearn, F. Angrilli, M. Bailey, M. A. Barucci, J. L. Bertaux, K. Brieß, J. A. Burns, G. Cremonese, W. Curdt, H. Deceuninck, R. EmeryM. Festou, M. Fulle, W. H. Ip, L. Jorda, A. Korth, D. Koschny, J. R. Kramm, E. Kührt, L. M. Lara, A. Llebaria, J. J. Lopez-Moreno, F. Marzari, D. Moreau, C. Muller, C. Murray, G. Naletto, D. Nevejans, R. Ragazzoni, L. Sabau, A. Sanz, J. P. Sivan, G. Tondello

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The scientific objectives, design, and implementation of the Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System (OSIRIS) for the International Rosetta Mission are described. The instrument comprises two camera systems with a common electronics box. A narrow angle camera will provide high resolution images of the structure and morphology of the nucleus of a comet. A wide angle camera with high straylight rejection and dynamic range will be used to investigate the innermost coma and the emission process at the surface of the comet. An infrared imaging system, which dramatically enhances the scientific return has been included in the narrow angle camera at little extra cost.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1505-1515
Number of pages11
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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