Ralph: A Visible/Infrared Imager for the New Horizons Pluto/Kuiper Belt Mission

  title={Ralph: A Visible/Infrared Imager for the New Horizons Pluto/Kuiper Belt Mission},
  author={D. C. Reuter and S. Stern and J. Scherrer and D. E. Jennings and J. Baer and J. Hanley and L. Hardaway and Allen W. Lunsford and S. McMuldroch and J. M. Moore and C. Olkin and Robert Parizek and H. Reitsma and D. Sabatke and J. Spencer and J. Stone and H. Throop and J. V. Cleve and G. Weigle and L. Young},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  • D. C. Reuter, S. Stern, +17 authors L. Young
  • Published 2008
  • Geology, Physics
  • Space Science Reviews
  • The New Horizons instrument named Ralph is a visible/near infrared multi-spectral imager and a short wavelength infrared spectral imager. It is one of the core instruments on New Horizons, NASA’s first mission to the Pluto/Charon system and the Kuiper Belt. Ralph combines panchromatic and color imaging capabilities with SWIR imaging spectroscopy. Its primary purpose is to map the surface geology and composition of these objects, but it will also be used for atmospheric studies and to map the… CONTINUE READING
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