PIA10657: Earth Site Corresponding to Phoenix Mars Lander's Targeted Site
 Mission:  Phoenix
 Spacecraft:  Phoenix Mars Lander
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 Produced By:  University of Arizona
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The targeted landing site for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is at about 68 degrees north latitude, 233 degrees east longitude in the Martian arctic.

On Earth, those coordinates specify a location in northwestern Canada.

Canada supplied the Phoenix spacecraft's Meteorological Station.

The Phoenix Mission is led by the University of Arizona on behalf of NASA. Project management of the mission is by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Spacecraft development is by Lockheed Martin Space Systems.

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.

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NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

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