How to operate the Mars camera CaSSIS
The Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS) was built at the University of Bern. As part of ESA’s Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) it has been orbiting Mars since October 2016 and took some first high resolution images. The normal operation will start next year when TGO has reached its final orbit. Then, the spacecraft will make its observations from a near-circular 400 km-altitude orbit, circling the planet every two hours. In the video, Nicolas Thomas, Principal Investigator of CaSSIS, explains what is needed to operate the Mars camera.