PIA05487: The Tricky Part
 Target Name:  Mars
 Mission:  Mars Sample Return 
 Spacecraft:  Mars Sample Return
 Product Size:  1000 x 734 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05487.tif (1.05 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05487.jpg (76.54 kB)

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This artist's concept of the proposed Mars Sample Return mission shows the entry, descent and landing sequence the lander would undergo on its way to Mars. This image is part of a series designed to describe the current groundbreaking Mars Sample Return mission concept (see figure 1 below for a composite of the series), with a tentative launch date of 2013.

figure 1 for PIA05486
Figure 1: series composite

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