PIA04309: The First IMP Image from Mars
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
Spacecraft: Mars Pathfinder Lander
Instrument: Imager for Mars Pathfinder
Product Size: 256 x 248 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: California Institute of Technology
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The First IMP Image from Mars Acquired by the Mars Pathfinder Imager on 8:42 MLST sol1.

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/Caltech

Image Addition Date:
2003-03-11