Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System

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OSIRIS (Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System) is the main scientific imaging system on the orbiter of the ESA spacecraft Rosetta. It was built by a consortium led by the German Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research.

OSIRIS was approved as an instrument for the spacecraft in 1996.[1] It was launched in 2004 on Rosetta and was used until that mission concluded with the deactivation of the Rosetta spacecraft on the comet 67/P in September 2016.[2][1]

The OSIRIS has two cameras with different fields of view, but each is a digital camera using a CCD.[1] Each camera has a resolution of 2048 by 2048 pixels and uses the same type of CCD.[1] The CCD's are supported by two Digital Signal Processors that use solid state memory.[1] The computer used the VIRTUOSO operating system.[1]

OSIRIS is two cameras in one instrument:[1]

It was launched on the Rosetta spacecraft in 2004, and first used in space in May 2004.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System, Last Update: 06 September 2013, ESA Science & Technology
  2. ^ Rosetta Grand Finale. Livestream. 30 September 2016. Event occurs at 01:02:19-01:13:35. Retrieved 6 November 2016.

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