Malin Space Science Systems

Type: Company
Name: Malin Space Science Systems
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Pahrump Resistant Feature

This image from the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows an example of a type of geometrically distinctive feature that researchers are examining at a mudstone outcrop at the base of Mount Sharp.These features on the ... [Published Red Orbit - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Craters And Dunes

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows several small, dark sand dunes and a small crater (about 1 kilometer in diameter) within a much larger crater (not visible in this image). The floor of the larger crater is rough and ... [Published Red Orbit - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Dunes in Bamburg Crater

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dark, windblown dunes on the floor of Bamburg Crater, located in the Cydonia region near 39.7°N, 3.2°W. The winds responsible for these dunes flow generally from north to south. The ... [Published Red Orbit - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Frosty Polar Slope

this Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a dark, layered scarp in the martian north polar region. All of the light-toned surfaces in this image are covered by frost left over from the previous winter. On the scarp, about half ... [Published Red Orbit - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Mars moon Phobos in front of sun on August 8

Image Credit: NASA / JPL / Malin Space Science Systems. Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity. It was Sol 713, or the 713th day since the touchdown of NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars. According to earthly calendars, it was August 8, 2014. The martian ... [Published EarthSky - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Defrosting Sand

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a patch of frost-covered, dark sand that, at the time the picture was acquired in June 2005, had begun to defrost. The frost is carbon dioxide. Dunes and other patches of sand are usually ... [Published Red Orbit - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Wave Clouds off Korolev

This red wide angle Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a wavy cloud pattern formed in the lee of Korolev Crater, located near 72.8°N, 195.7°W. Korolev Crater is about 85 km (53 mi) in diameter and named for Sergei P. Korolev, ... [Published Red Orbit - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Curiosity\'s View

Topics: Technology Internet, Spacecraft, Space technology, Spaceflight, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA, Mars rover, Malin Space Science Systems, Unmanned spacecraft, Mars Science Laboratory, Mars, Mars exploration, ... [Published Red Orbit - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

A thigh bone on Mars?

NASA / JPL / Malin Space Science SystemsThis picture was taken by the rover Curiosity during its 719th day on Mars (August 14, 2014). For more photos, visit http://www.midnightplanets.com/web/MSL/image/00719/0719MR0030550060402769E01_DXXX.htmlSince the ... [Published SCPR - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

NASA Selects MSSS to Provide Science Camera for 2020 Mars Rover Mission

NASA has selected the Mastcam-Z proposal, led by Jim Bell of Arizona State University, for flight on the Mars 2020 rover mission to be conducted by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  The Mastcam-Z system will be provided by Malin Space Science Systems, Inc. ... [Published SpaceRef - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

The Waters Of Mars: New Map Shows Something Unexpected

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on TwitterA portion of a 2014 Mars map showing the area east of Hellas basin, at midsoutherly latitudes. Credit: USGSWhere did the water on Mars come from, and where did it go? This plot ... [Published Universe Today - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jun 09 2014 - Updated Jun 09 2014 - 1 reports

How Do You Make A Space Weather Forecast For Venus?

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on TwitterArtist’s concept of Venus Express. Credit: ESAHere’s another marvel of technology: there are people on Earth who are formulating solar weather forecasts … for Venus. While that ... [Published Universe Today - Jun 09 2014]

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...of all the work we did for our MSL Mastcams, while addressing some of their limitations," said Mike Ravine, Advanced Projects Manager at MSSS.   "We felt that the most cost-effective improvement was to add a zoom to provide better stereo capability.  The zoom will deliver the same optical quality as the fixed-focal-length systems on MSL, while giving the flexibility to trade resolution against coverage and data volume."
Jacob Schaffner, electronics engineer and the designer of ECAM at MSSS said, "TAGCAMS is a demanding application, but one which the ECAM system has proven well-suited for, and all in a package that weighs less than 3 kilograms. We're proud to be part of this exciting mission."
...Mars, where water-ice clouds and hazes develop during this season," said camera team member Mark Lemmon of Texas A&M University, College Station. "The two Martian moons were the main targets that night, but we chose a time when one of the moons was near Ceres and Vesta in the sky."

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Pahrump Resistant Feature [Published Red Orbit - Sep 29 2014]
Craters And Dunes [Published Red Orbit - Sep 27 2014]
Dunes in Bamburg Crater [Published Red Orbit - Sep 24 2014]
Frosty Polar Slope [Published Red Orbit - Sep 17 2014]
Mars moon Phobos in front of sun on August 8 [Published EarthSky - Sep 15 2014]
Defrosting Sand [Published Red Orbit - Sep 09 2014]
Wave Clouds off Korolev [Published Red Orbit - Sep 04 2014]
Curiosity\'s View [Published Red Orbit - Aug 27 2014]
A thigh bone on Mars? [Published SCPR - Aug 21 2014]
NASA Selects MSSS to Provide Science Camera for... [Published SpaceRef - Aug 01 2014]
The Waters Of Mars: New Map Shows Something Une... [Published Universe Today - Jul 09 2014]
How Do You Make A Space Weather Forecast For Ve... [Published Universe Today - Jun 09 2014]
MSSS Awarded Contract by Lockheed Martin to Pro... [Published SpaceRef - May 08 2014]
Weekend Diversion: LEGOs for those with a littl... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Apr 28 2014]
Asteroids as Seen from Mars -- A Curiosity Rove... [Published Science Daily - Apr 25 2014]
For Valentine’s Day, Enjoy These Hearts On Ma... [Published Universe Today - Feb 14 2014]
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Mars moon Phobos in front of sun on August 8 [Published EarthSky - Sep 15 2014]
Image Credit: NASA / JPL / Malin Space Science Systems. Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity. It was Sol 713, or the 713th day since the touchdown of NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars. According to earthly calendars, it was August 8, 2014. The martian ...
Weekend Diversion: LEGOs for those with a littl... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Apr 28 2014]
“Earth as an ecosystem stands out in the all of the universe. There’s no place that we know about that can support life as we know it, not even our sister planet, Mars, where we might set up housekeeping someday, but at great effort and trouble we have ...
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