PIA01238: Mars PathFinder Rover Traverse Image
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
Spacecraft: Mars Pathfinder Lander
Mars Pathfinder Rover
Instrument: Imager for Mars Pathfinder
Product Size: 2048 x 2048 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P49803
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This figure contains an azimuth-elevation projection of the "Gallery Panorama." The original Simple Cylindrical mosaic has been reprojected to the inside of a sphere so that lines of constant azimuth radiate from the center and lines of constant elevation are concentric circles. This projection preserves the resolution of the original panorama. Overlaid onto the projected Martian surface is a delineation of the Sojourner rover traverse path during the 83 Sols (Martian days) of Pathfinder surface operations. The rover path was reproduced using IMP camera "end of day" and "Rover movie" image sequences and rover vehicle telemetry data as references.

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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