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Gaskell Eros Shape Model V1.0 (PDS)


Availability: Archived at NSSDC, accessible from elsewhere

Time span: 2000-02-15 to 0001-02-12


This shape model of asteroid 433 Eros is based on 21135 NEAR MSI images taken from Feb. 2000 through Feb. 2001. The shape model was derived by Robert Gaskell and is described in (Gaskell, R.W., O. Barnouin-Jha, and D. Scheeres, Modeling Eros with Stereophotoclinometry, Abstract #1333, 38th LPSC, Houston, TX, 2007). Four levels of resolution are included. Additional information about the method for deriving the model may be found in (Gaskell R.W., Landmark navigation and target characterization in a simulated Itokawa encounter, AAS paper 05-289, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialists Conf., Lake Tahoe, CA, 2005.) . The version of the model included here was prepared on Feb. 23, 2008.

The coordinate system of the model is described in the pck kernel prepared by Don Yeomans and Alex Konopliv, 'eros_alex.tpc' in the document directory. This is PDS ID NEAR-A-MSI-5-EROSSHAPE-V1.0 held on volume SBN_0096. The data can be found online at:

Alternate Names



  • Planetary Science: Small Bodies

Additional Information



Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Robert GaskellData ProviderPlanetary Science
Dr. Carol NeeseGeneral ContactPlanetary Science
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