Mars Surveyor '98 Lander Descent Imager MARDI

On October 30, 1995, NASA selected Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) to provide an imaging investigation for the Mars Surveyor '98 Lander, to acquire pictures during the descent to the martian surface.

MSSS will be responsible for designing and developing the imaging system and, with the selected co-investigator team, for the interpretation and analysis of the images once they are returned to Earth. The Descent Imager will acquire pictures that span almost three orders of magnitude in scale, from rouhly 8 m/pixel to 1 cm/pixel, while covering areas from 8 km to 10 m across. The investigation team includes:

Available through this site are: View of Descent Imager
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