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Lander Camera System

NSSDCA ID: 1971-045D-01

Mission Name: Mars 2 Lander
Principal Investigator:Mr. V. P. Selivanov


The Mars 2 and 3 Lander Camera System consisted of two serial imaging cycloramic cameras, separated by 12 cm to provide stereoscopic coverage. Each camera comprised a single photoelectron Multiplier Tube detector and a scanning mirror. The mirror tilted to scan vertically and rotated to scan horizontally, allowing 360 degree monochrome panoramic images. The photometer would measure a single point brightness value at each position, making one pixel of the 500 x 6000 pixel full scan, which was transmitted to Earth.

Alternate Names

  • Mars2Lander/CameraSystem

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics

Additional Information

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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. V. P. SelivanovPrincipal InvestigatorUnknown
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