Dr. William Farrand

Dr. William Farrand is geoscientist with over 20 years of experience working with multispectral and hyperspectral remote sensing data. He received a PhD in the Geosciences with a minor in Remote Sensing from the University of Arizona in 1991. Dr. Farrand worked from 1992 to 1995 for Science Applications International Corporation under contract to work on the Hyperspectral Digital Imagery Collection Experiment (HYDICE) program. In the late ‘90s, Dr. Farrand worked on various commercial remote sensing projects including an association with Earth Search Sciences and applications of data from their Probe‐1 hyperspectral sensor. Dr. Farrand was also involved in a 1997 Department of Energy remote sensing mission over the National Nuclear Center of Kazakstan. In the 2000’s, Dr. Farrand has worked on several different NASA‐funded planetary remote sensing projects. Since 2002, he has been a science team member on the Mars Exploration Rover mission and has been a lead scientist on interpreting multispectral data returned from the Pancam instruments on‐board the Spirit and Opportunity rovers. Dr. Farrand has also worked with hyperspectral data returned by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) on‐board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Broadcast 3141 Hotel Mars with Dr. William Farrand

Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. William Farrand, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: The giant Martian dust storm and loss of signal from the Opportunity rover. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites.

Broadcast 2629

Guest:  Dr. William (Bill) Farrand; Topics:  Mars rovers, remote sensing, mission instrument design & more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.com.   Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 2170 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. William (Bill) Farrand. Opportunity's tenth anniversary, Mars rovers and science. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 1994 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. William Farrand. Topics: Mars orbiters and rovers, multispectral & hyperspectral remote sensing data. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

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