PIA05720: Spirit's Extended-Mission Destination
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter
Spirit
Instrument: Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Product Size: 622 x 374 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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The drive route planned for NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during its extended mission is represented by the green line in this traverse map. The gold line traces the path Spirit drove during its prime mission of 90 sols.

One objective for the rover's extended mission is to continue eastward to reach the high ground named "Columbia Hills," still about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) away at the beginning of the extended mission.

The base image for this map was taken from orbit by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor. The entire area is within Gusev Crater.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/MSSS/New Mexico Museum of Natural History

Image Addition Date:
2004-04-08