PIA05063: Virtual Rover Takes its First Turn
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Spirit
Instrument: Navigation Camera
Product Size: 1108 x 790 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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Original Caption Released with Image:
This image shows a screenshot from the software used by engineers to drive the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. The software simulates the rover's movements across the martian terrain, helping to plot a safe course for the rover. The virtual 3-D world around the rover is built from images taken by Spirit's stereo navigation cameras. Regions for which the rover has not yet acquired 3-D data are represented in beige. This image depicts the state of the rover before it backed up and turned 45 degrees on Sol 11 (01-13-04).
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2004-01-13