The BBC's CaSSIS mission: The camera capturing Mars' craters and canyons includes the curious reference:
The instrument has a strong colour capability so the team combines its findings with those of Nasa's ultra-high resolution imaging system, HiRISE, which flies on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
"We are very much working together right now in the scientific field," Prof Thomas said.
The HiRISE camera is the largest imaging telescope put beyond cis-lunar space, and its spectral channels are addressed in answers to
- Is the "Mars blue dune" actually blue? And what makes it so?
- Why did the HiRISE camera team choose the wavelengths they did?
- What's the largest aperture telescope sent beyond the Earth-Moon system?
Basically they are different than Human RGB color channels and skewed towards IR: 400–600 nm (blue-green or B-G), 550–850 nm (red) and 800–1,000 nm (near infrared or NIR) (see also HiRISE instrument components.
The Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS) also has science-based rather than RGB color channels. From Spaceflight 101's Trace Gas Orbiter – Instrument Overview
CaSSIS covers four wavelength areas – a wide panchromatic band centered at 650 nanometers with a 250nm bandwidth, an infrared band at 950nm (150nm bandwidth), a near-infrared band at 850nm (120) and a blue-green channel at 475nm (150).
The BBC's quote by "Prof Nicolas Thomas, from Oswestry in Shropshire, (who) built the high-resolution instrument and leads the project at the University of Bern, Switzerland, which has now taken more than 20,000 images of Mars." is intriguing.
Question: How exactly are the CaSSIS and HiRISE groups "very much working together right now in the scientific field"? Have any images or scientific works been released yet which combine images from both cameras?