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European Facility For Airborne Research May 17, 2022, 07:01

Instrument: DLR High Resolution Stereo Camera

Name DLR High Resolution Stereo Camera
Acronym HRSCstereo-DLR
Manufacturer DLR
Operated by DLR
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Camera - video
Acronym Video Camera

Principle of operation

Measured parameter Colour movies
Operating principle

Measurement(s) Cameras

Dimension and weight

External dimension
Weight 0.0


Operating mode Remote sensing






Operational restriction

Operational requirements

Certification approvals

Additional information

HRSC-AX is a high resolution digital stereo camera. The Mars-HRSC version has successfully been deployed in the Mars Express mission

The camera is also available in a wide angle version HRSC-AXW (deviating data in brackets).

CCD Lines : 9 (5)
Pixel size : 6.5 µm
Pixel per CCD line: 12172
Min. dist. between lines: 6 mm
Signal chains : 9 (5)
Radiometric resol.: 12 bit/8 bit
No data compression
Max scan freq. : 1600 Hz
Focal length : 150 mm (47 mm)
Resolution @ 3km : 13 cm (42.5 cm)
Swath width @ 3km : 1560 m (4978 m)

HRSC-AX color bands:
Clear (520-760 nm)
Red (640-680 nm)
Blue (450-510 nm)
Green (530-575 nm)
NIR (770-815 nm)

HRSC-AXW color bands:
Clear (515-780 nm)
Red (640-680 nm)
Green (530-575 nm)

Access, host and processing


Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

General description

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