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Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping

1st Edition

Edited by Bo Wu, Kaichang Di, Jürgen Oberst, Irina Karachevtseva

CRC Press

332 pages

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The early 21st century marks a new era in space exploration. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States, The European Space Agency (ESA), as well as space agencies of Japan, China, India, and other countries have sent their probes to the Moon, Mars, and other planets in the solar system. Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping introduces original research and new developments in the areas of planetary remote sensing, photogrammetry, mapping, GIS, and planetary science resulting from the recent space exploration missions.

Topics covered include:

  • Reference systems of planetary bodies
  • Planetary exploration missions and sensors
  • Geometric information extraction from planetary remote sensing data
  • Feature information extraction from planetary remote sensing data
  • Planetary remote sensing data fusion
  • Planetary data management and presentation

Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping will serve scientists and professionals working in the planetary remote sensing and mapping areas, as well as planetary probe designers, engineers, and planetary geologists and geophysicists. It also provides useful reading material for university teachers and students in the broader areas of remote sensing, photogrammetry, cartography, GIS, and geodesy.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 A technical framework for construction of new-generation lunar global control network using multi-mission data

K. Di, B. Liu, M. Peng, X. Xin, M. Jia, W. Zuo, J. Ping, B. Wu and J. Oberst

Chapter 2 Basic geodetic and dynamical parameters of Saturn’s moon Enceladus: A key target of future exploration

A. Stark, H. Hussmann, J. Oberst, B. Giese, F. Sohl, D. Shoji, K. Wickhusen and M. Wählisch

Chapter 3 On the applicability of physically defined height systems for telluric planets and moons

R. Tenzer and I. Foroughi


Chapter 4 Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko through the eyes of the Rosetta/OSIRIS cameras

C. Güttler and the OSIRIS Team

Chapter 5 The BepiColombo Laser Altimeter (BELA): An instrument for geodetic investigations of Mercury

H. Hussmann, J. Oberst, A. Stark, G. Steinbrügge

Chapter 6 Mars orbit optical remote sensor: High- and medium-resolution integrated stereo camera

Q. Meng, D. Wang and J. Dong

Chapter 7 Mission profile and design challenges of Mars landing exploration

J. Dong, Z. Sun, W. Rao, Y. Jia, C. Wang, B. Chen and Y. Chu


Chapter 8 Correcting spacecraft jitter in HiRISE images

S. S. Sutton, A. K. Boyd, R. L. Kirk, D. Cook, J. W. Backer, A. Fennema, R. Heyd, A. S. McEwen and S. D. Mirchandani

Chapter 9 Community tools for cartographic and photogrammetric processing of Mars Express HRSC images

R. L. Kirk, E. Howington-Kraus, K. Edmundson, B. Redding, D. Galuszka, T. Hare and K. Gwinner

Chapter 10 Photogrammetric processing of LROC NAC images for precision lunar topographic mapping

B. Wu, H. Hu and W. C. Liu

Chapter 11 Mercury stereo topographic mapping using data from the MESSENGER orbital mission

F. Preusker, J. Oberst, A. Stark and S. Burmeister


Chapter 12 Automatic crater detection for mapping of planetary surface age

A. L. Salih, A. Lompart, P. Schulte, M. Mühlbauer, A. Grumpe, C. Wöhler and H. Hiesinger

Chapter 13 Small craters on the Moon: Focus on Tycho’s crater rays

R. Bugiolacchi

Chapter 14 Elemental and topographic mapping of lava flow structures in Mare Serenitatis on the Moon

A. Grumpe, C. Wöhler, D. Rommel, M. Bhatt and U. Mall

Chapter 15 Mineral abundance and particle size distribution derived from in situ spectra measurements of the Chang’E-3 Yutu rover

H. Lin, X. Zhang, X. Wu, Y. Yang and D. Guo


Chapter 16 Fusion of multi-scale DEMs from Chang’E-3 descent and Navcam images using compressed sensing method

M. Peng, W. Wen, Z. Liu and K. Di

Chapter 17 Co-registration of lunar imagery and digital elevation model constrained by both geometric and photometric information

B. Liu, X. Xin, K. Di, M. Jia and J. Oberst

Chapter 18 Co-registration of multiple-source DEMs for correlated slope analysis at different scales on Mars

Y. Wang and B. Wu


Chapter 19 Status and future developments in planetary cartography and mapping

A. Naß, K. Di, S. Elgner, S. van Gasselt, T. Hare, H. Hargitai, I. Karachevtseva, E. Kersten, N. Manaud, T. Roatsch, A. P. Rossi, J. Skinner, Jr. and M. Wählisch

Chapter 20 The lunar sub-polar areas: Morphometric analysis and mapping

A.A. Kokhanov, I.P. Karachevtseva, N.A. Kozlova and Zh.F. Rodionova

Chapter 21 Geoportal of planetary data: Concept, methods and implementations

I. P. Karachevtseva, A. S. Garov, A. E. Zubarev, E. V. Matveev, A. A. Kokhanov and A. Yu. Zharkova

About the Editors

Bo Wu is an Associate Professor with the Department of Land Surveying & Geo-Informatics of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, mainly working on Photogrammetry and Planetary Mapping. He worked on NASA funded projects on Mars and lunar exploration missions when he was a researcher at the Ohio State University in the United States. At the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he worked on the landing site mapping and selection for China’s Chang’E-3 lunar landing mission, and has been leading a team working on the landing site characterization and selection for the Chang’E-4 and Chang’E-5 missions and China’s first Mars exploration mission. He served as the Vice President of the Hong Kong Geographic Information System Association, the Co-Chair of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Working Group II/6: Geo-Visualization and Virtual Reality, and currently is serving as the Secretary of the ISPRS Inter-Commission Working Group III/IV: Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping. He received a number of academic awards during his career, including the Talbert Abrams Award and John I. Davidson President’s Award from American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), the R. Alekseev Award and Gold Medal from the 44th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, and the Duane C. Brown Senior Award from the Ohio State University. He is currently the Associate Editor of the international journal “Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing” and an Editorial Board member of the “ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing” and “The Photogrammetric Record”.

Kaichang Di is a professor with the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He received his Ph.D. degree in photogrammetry and remote sensing from Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping (WTUSM) (now Wuhan University) in 1999. He participated in the Mars Exploration Rover mission and contributed to rover localization and mapping for mission operations, when he was a Research Scientist with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science, The Ohio State University (OSU). He is now director of the Planetary mapping and Remote Sensing Laboratory at RADI. He is involved in tele-operation of the Chang’E-3 rover using visual navigation and environment perception techniques, and has been leading a team to develop new vision-based techniques to support China’s future lander and rover missions. He was co-chair of International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Planetary Mapping and Databases Working Group from 2008 to 2016, and he has been chair of ISPRS Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping Working Group since 2016. He received numerous academic awards during his career, including the first prize of Wang Zhizhuo Innovation Talent Award from WTUSM, the Duane C. Brown Senior Award from OSU, 1st place of John I. Davidson President's Award for practical papers and 1st place of ESRI Award for best scientific paper in GIS from American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, NASA Group Achievement Award for Mars Exploration Rover mission team, Hundred Talent Program Award from CAS, and first prize of Surveying and Mapping Science and Technology Progress Award from China Society for Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation.

Jürgen Oberst (Ph.D.: The University of Texas, 1989) is a professor and faculty member of the Technical University Berlin, Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science, and head of the Planetary Geodesy Department of the DLR Institute of Planetary Research. He was/is involved in many past/ongoing planetary science missions specializing in the areas of planetary geodesy and geophysics. He is a Co-Investigator in the team of the HRSC (High Resolution Stereo Camera) on Mars Express and also a member of instrument and science teams of NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and MESSENGER missions. He is also the Science Coordinator for the Laser Altimeter Experiments BELA and GALA on ESA’s Bepi Colombo and the JUICE missions, soon to be launched. Prof. Oberst was winner of a Megagrant awarded by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and consequently Leading Scientist of the Extraterrestrial Laboratory of MIIGAiK (Moscow State University for Geodesy and Cartography) from 2011 to 2015. He was/is PI of planetary science projects supported by the European Union, by ESA, the Helmholtz Association, and the German Science Foundation. Prof. Oberst is member of the IAU/IAG working group on Coordinates and Rotational Elements of the Planets and Satellites as well as Co-chair of the ISPRS Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping Working Group.

Irina Karachevtseva (Ph.D. from Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), 2005). She is head of MIIGAiK Extraterrestrial Laboratory (MExLab). She was involved in preparation of Russian mission to Phobos (Phobos-Grunt, 2011) and received the certificate of Helmholtz Association, Germany (2014) for the successful implementation of scientific research within the framework of the Helmholtz-Russia Joint Research Groups (HRJRG-205) focused on Phobos study. Irina Karachevtseva is an initiator and responsible editor of the collective monograph "Atlas of Phobos" (MIIGAiK, 2015), which includes more than 40 maps and the results of studies of this Martian satellite. A set of planetary maps for the Moon, Phobos, Mercury have been published recently under her leadership. One of her research branches is cartographic support of future Russian landing missions to the Moon: Luna-Glob (Luna-25, 27) and planning of future orbital mission Luna-Resource (Luna-26). Irina Karachevtseva is the co-chair of Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping Working Group of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and co-chair of the Planetary Cartography Commission of the International Cartographic Association (ICA).

About the Series

ISPRS Book Series

The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Book Series comprises significant scientific publications in photogrammetry and remote sensing, and related disciplines. Each volume in the series is prepared independently and focuses on a topical theme. Volumes are published on an occasional basis, according to the emergence of noteworthy scientific developments. The material included within each volume is peer-reviewed rigorously, ensuring strong scientific standards.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MATHEMATICS / Geometry / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems