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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
 Producer ID:  MRPS85024
 Addition Date:  1997-10-14
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA00977.tif (16.72 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA00977.jpg (60.7 kB)

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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.

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