Mars Polar Lander -- Mars Descent Imager (MARDI)

The Mars Polar Lander entered the martian atmosphere on December 3, 1999, and contact was never re-established after that time. On January 17, 2000, after considerable effort to communicate with the spacecraft, NASA/JPL declared the mission at an end. No data were returned from the MARDI instrument. The pages linked to this site contain considerable background information about the MARDI camera and science objectives. A new MARDI has been manufactured by Malin Space Science Systems for the Mars Surveyor 2001 lander.

MARDI Images

MARDI Experiment

Presentation of Mars Polar Lander Mars Descent Imager Results on this Web Site is Sponsored by:

Also see: JPL/MSSS Mars Polar Lander MARDI Web Site

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