Mike Malin

Co-Investigator, Geomorphology, Imagers,
Malin Space Science Systems

Mike Malin

In 1967, Michael Malin graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics. In 1976, he graduated with a PhD in Geology and Planetary Science from the California Institute of Technology.

Michael Malin has been the principal investigator for the Mars Orbiter Camera on the Mars Global Surveyor, which has been orbiting the red planet since 1997. He is also the Principal Investigator for two future missions: the Context Camera for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, scheduled for launch in 2005, and the Mast Camera and Descent Imager for the Mars Science Laboratory, scheduled for launch in 2009.

For the Phoenix Mission, Malin is the descent imaging lead and is responsible for the testing, calibration, and operation of the mission's Mars Descent Imager (MARDI).

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