PIA05168: Opportunity Prepares for Egress
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Opportunity
Instrument: Hazcam
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Produced By: JPL
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Original Caption Released with Image:
This image from the rear hazard-identification camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the spacecraft's rear point of view before the rear lander petal was hyperextended. This was one of the steps taken to successfully tilt the lander forward in preparation for egress, or rolling off the lander, at Meridiani Planum, Mars. The rover will roll north off the lander, opposite this viewpoint.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2004-01-30