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Stereo Camera

NSSDCA ID: 2007-051A-01

Mission Name: Chang'e 1


The stereo camera, in concert with the laser altimeter, is designed to obtain a three-dimensional image of the lunar surface. The camera operates by taking nadir (0 degrees), forward (+17 degrees), and backward (-17 degrees) images of the Moon and combining the overlapping frames to produce stereo images. The camera consists of an optics subsystem, a support framework, a plane CCD array, and a signal processing subsystem. The CCD array consists of three parallel rows, one each for the nadir, forward, and backward views. Image spatial resolution is about 120 m and the swath width is 60 km.

Alternate Names

  • Chang'e1/StereoCamera

Funding Agency

  • China National Space Administration (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics

Additional Information

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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Sun HuixangGeneral Contact
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