PIA05489: Rendezvous in Space
 Target Name:  Mars
 Mission:  Mars Sample Return 
 Spacecraft:  Mars Sample Return
 Product Size:  646 x 566 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
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This artist's concept of the proposed Mars Sample Return mission shows rendezvous of the orbiting sample container with the Earth return vehicle. 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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