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Satellite Data

Feeding the platform

Cerberus will bring an interactive solution where to upload the to be mapped photographs. These photographs will be submitted along with its planetary coordinates and automatically inserted into te game. Specific wishes of the photograph provider can of course be used in the game.

Color Coverage of Candidate Landing Site in Holden Crater (ESP_020812_1530)

OBSERVATION TOOLBOX
Acquisition date: 04 January 2011 Local Mars time: 3:42 PM
Latitude (centered): -26.6 Longitude (East): 325.2
Range to target site: 261.3 km (163.3 miles) Original image scale range: 52.3 cm/pixel
(with 2 x 2 binning) so objects ~157 cm across are resolved
Map projected scale: 50 cm/pixel and north is up Map projection: EQUIRECTANGULAR
Emission angle: 6.0 Phase angle: 48.1
Solar incidence angle: 54, with the Sun about 36 above the horizon Solar longitude: 210.8, Northern Autumn
For non-map projected products:
North azimuth: 97 Sub-solar azimuth: 9.7

F O RM A PP R O J E C T E DP R O D U C T S
North azimuth: 270 Sub solar azimuth 183.5

Example of HiRISE data which can be inserted into Cerberus.
Color Coverage of Candidate Landing Site in Holden Crater (ESP_020812_1530)
Source: HiRISE
Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona


The prototype data

The Cerberus prototype was built around photographs taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter provided by the HiRISE project.
These photographs were subdivided and then inserted into the game and presented to our players. All specific features such as location and orientation were kept in the database in order to validate the results.
The results proved to be more than valid. The players of Cerberus have noticed details about the photographs which were missed by the original literature.

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Source: NASA, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter



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