CRISM (Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars) on MRO (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter)

S. Murchie, R. Arvidson, P. Bedini, K. Baisser, J. P. Bibring, J. Bishop, J. Boldt, T. Choo, R. T. Clancy, E. H. Darlington, D. Des Marais, R. Espiritu, M. Fasold, D. Fort, R. Green, E. Guinness, J. Hayes, C. Hash, K. Heffernan, J. HemmlerG. Heyler, D. Humm, J. Hutchison, N. Izenberg, R. Lee, J. Lees, D. Lohr, E. Malaret, T. Martin, R. Morris, J. Mustard, E. Rhodes, Mark Robinson, T. Roush, E. Schaefer, G. Seagrave, P. Silverglate, S. Slavney, M. Smith, K. Strohbehn, H. Taylor, P. Thompson, B. Tossman

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Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) is a hyperspectral imager which will be launched on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spececraft in August 2005. MRO's objective are to recover climate science originally to have been conducted on the Mars Climate Orbiter (MCO), and to identify] and characterize sites of possible aqueous activity to which future landed missions may be sent. CRISM's spectral range spans the ultraviolet (UV) to the mid-infrared (MWIR), 383 nm to 3690 nm. The instrument utilizes a Ritchey-Chretien telescope with a 2.12° field-of-view (FOV) to focus light on the entrance slit of a dual spectrometer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsC.A. Nardell, P.G. Lucey, J.-H. Yee, J.B. Garvin
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventInstruments, Science, and Methods for Geospace and Planetary Remote Sensing - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Nov 9 2004Nov 11 2004


OtherInstruments, Science, and Methods for Geospace and Planetary Remote Sensing
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI


  • Hyperspectral imaging
  • Imaging spectrometry
  • Mars
  • Planetary instruments
  • Remote sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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