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Articles | Volume XL-4
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-4, 121–126, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-4-121-2014
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-4, 121–126, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-4-121-2014

  23 Apr 2014

23 Apr 2014

Some aspects of modern photogrammetric image processing of Soviet lunokhod panoramas and their implemenation for new studies of lunar surface

N. Kozlova1, A. Zubarev1, I. Karachevtseva1, I. Nadezhdina1, A. Kokhanov1, V. Patraty1, L. Mitrokhina1, and J. Oberst2 N. Kozlova et al.
  • 1Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), MIIGAiK Extraterrestrial Laboratory (MExLab), Gorokhovskiy per., 4, 105064, Moscow, Russia
  • 2German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Germany

Keywords: Moon, Panorama processing, Soviet Lunar Missions, Lunokhods, Surface Modelling, LRO NAC

Abstract. Recently the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has obtained images, which cover landing sites from previous missions to the Moon in unprecedented high resolution (up to 0.3 m/pixel). These new data allow us to carry out a precision mapping of the Lunokhod landing sites, combining orbital high resolution images with surface panoramas taken by the rovers during their missions. Unfortunately, a lot of supplementary information about the missions, the rovers and their instrumentation is lost, which includes timing information and exterior orientation parameters. So, we have developed new methods and techniques of Lunokhod panorama processing by means of modern photogrammetric software supported by LRO data