Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration

HiRISE - High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment

HiRISE is a camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which collects images of the surface of Mars with resolutions of less than an m/pixel.

CPSX Involvement: As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Livio Tornabene served as one of six original Targeting Specialists for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) onboard the MRO orbiter spacecraft from 2006 to 2009, and is an ongoing Science Team member of the Arizona-based HiRISE Science and Operations Team to present day. Dr. Tornabene and his team help to plan two-weeks worth of the highest resolution images of the surface of Mars. To follow CPSX’s involvement in this mission, follow us on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/westernuCPSX