PIA10790: Flyover Animation of Phoenix Workspace
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Phoenix
Spacecraft: Phoenix Mars Lander
Instrument: Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
Product Size: 800 x 450 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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This animated “flyover” of the workspace of NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander’s was created from images taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on Sol 14 (June 8, 2008), or the 14th Martian day after landing.

The visualization uses both of the camera’s “eyes” to provide depth perception and ranging. The camera is looking north over the workspace.

The Phoenix Mission is led by the University of Arizona, Tucson, on behalf of NASA. Project management of the mission is by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Spacecraft development is by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.

Photojournal Note: As planned, the Phoenix lander, which landed May 25, 2008 23:53 UTC, ended communications in November 2008, about six months after landing, when its solar panels ceased operating in the dark Martian winter.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University/NASA Ames

Image Addition Date:
2008-06-13