- The Mars Observer (MO) Mission was initially funded in 1984.
- Mars Observer was launched September 25, 1992.
- The spacecraft was lost on August 21, 1993, just three days before
the planned Mars Orbit Insertion.
- MSSS Connection: MSSS fabricated and operated the Camera on
Mars Observer. MSSS President, Michael C. Malin, was
the Principal Investigator.
MOC Pictures Taken Enroute to Mars:
Mars Observer and MOC Background and Information
Copyright © 1998 by Malin Space Science Systems, Inc.