Camera Charge-Coupled Device, HiRISE

Camera Charge-Coupled Device, HiRISE

     

Like your own personal digital camera, a spacecraft camera records images using a CCD--an array of tiny detectors whose combined measurements of light form a picture. This CCD is identical to the one used by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera, flown at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

The Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation and the University of Arizona donated this artifact to the Museum in 2010.

Gift of Ball Aerospace Systems Division

Country of Origin
United States of America

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Exploring the Planets

Type
EQUIPMENT-Scientific Devices

Materials
electronics, plastic, metal
Dimensions
Overall: 0.95 x 2.86 x 21.59cm (3/8in. x 1 1/8in. x 8 1/2in.), less than .2 Lbs.

Like your own personal digital camera, a spacecraft camera records images using a CCD--an array of tiny detectors whose combined measurements of light form a picture. This CCD is identical to the one used by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera, flown at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

The Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation and the University of Arizona donated this artifact to the Museum in 2010.

Gift of Ball Aerospace Systems Division

Country of Origin
United States of America

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Exploring the Planets

Type
EQUIPMENT-Scientific Devices

Materials
electronics, plastic, metal
Dimensions
Overall: 0.95 x 2.86 x 21.59cm (3/8in. x 1 1/8in. x 8 1/2in.), less than .2 Lbs.

ID: A20100133000