Kayuga (Selene) Composition of Lunar 3-D Movies with Terrain Camera Images

Status Report From: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Posted: Saturday, December 1, 2007


The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully demonstrated production of stereo movies (3 dimensional movies) of the Moon surface by using stereoscopic images obtained with the Terrain Camera (TC) onboard KAGUYA on Nov. 3, 2007 (Japan Standard Time, JST).

This verification was performed as part of the initial check out of mission instruments onboard "KAGUYA" (SELENE), which was injected into the Moon's orbit at an altitude of about 100 km. These are the first 3-D movies of the Moon including its polar areas with an aerial resolution of 10 meters. Anaglyph images and movies were also produced.


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