PIA00977: MPF Lander Measured Surface Pressure
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
Spacecraft: Mars Pathfinder Lander
Instrument: Atmospheric Structure / Meteorology Instrument
Product Size: 606 x 463 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Arizona State University
Producer ID: MRPS85024
Addition Date: 1997-10-14
Primary Data Set: MARS_PATHFINDER_PAGE
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In this figure you can see a significant increase in pressure on Sol 81. This is an indication of a frontal system has moved across the landing sight.

Mars Pathfinder is the second in NASA's Discovery program of low-cost spacecraft with highly focused science goals. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, developed and manages the Mars Pathfinder mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Photojournal note: Sojourner spent 83 days of a planned seven-day mission exploring the Martian terrain, acquiring images, and taking chemical, atmospheric and other measurements. The final data transmission received from Pathfinder was at 10:23 UTC on September 27, 1997. Although mission managers tried to restore full communications during the following five months, the successful mission was terminated on March 10, 1998.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU

Image Addition Date:
1997-10-14