Mars Surveyor 2001 Lander
Mars Descent Imager (2001 MARDI)
- Mars Surveyor 2001 Lander mission was cancelled in 2000 by NASA.
- The spacecraft was scheduled to land on Mars in January 2002.
- In August 2003, NASA selected Phoenix to land on the martian northern plains in May 2008. Phoenix will carry the Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) that was fabricated by MSSS for the 2001 mission.
- MSSS Connection: MSSS fabricated and delivered to NASA
the descent imager for this cancelled lander.
Through a separate contract, MSSS
President, Michael C. Malin, was the Descent Imager
Science Team Leader.
Mars Surveyor 2001 Lander and Descent Imager Background and Information
©2003 by Malin Space Science Systems, Inc.