The Mars Express spacecraft was launched nearly ten years ago, on June 2, 2003. Since December 2003, the camera has been delivering spectacular image data from the Earth's red neighbor. The main objective of the HRSC experiment in the Mars Express mission is to map the planet and explore it using high-resolution multispectral stereo data.
The researchers at the Planetary Sciences and Remote Sensing group at Freie Universität carry out basic research and are also responsible for the systematic global generation of image data mosaics and terrain models. The group works closely with researchers at ESA and the DLR Institute of Planetary Research in Berlin-Adlershof, who operate the camera and process the HRSC data for evaluation.