The Planetary Sciences and Remote Sensing Group is directly involved in the Dawn Mission through the participation of Prof. Neukum† and Prof. Jaumann as Co-Investigators. Prof. Jaumann from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is Co-Investigator of the Dawn Framing Camera Team. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The current period of funding is from November 2015 to July 2018 (reference no. 50 OW 1505).
At the moment we are working on the following subjects:
The following are our objectives in data evaluation:
The geological mapping of Vesta´s grid square Av-13 „Tuccia“ has been completed and the results are published in the journal „Icarus“ as "Morphology and formation ages of mid-sized post-Rheasilvia craters – Geology of quadrangle Tuccia, Vesta" (Kneissl et al., 2014).
The results of Vesta’s Chronostratigraphy has been published in the journal „Planetary and Space Science“ as "The cratering record, chronology and surface ages of (4) Vesta in comparison to smaller asteroids and the ages of HED meteorites" (Schmedemann et al., 2014) .
|Participants in the Dawn Framing Camera experiment|
|Prof. Dr. Ralf Jaumann (DLR)||Co-Investigator of the Framing Camera experiment|
|Adrian Neesemann||Dating and methodology of surface mapping|
Acting project coordinator: Prof. Dr. Georg Kaufmann (Geophysics)