Pictures Related to MARDI:
Just before the Mars Polar Lander's communication with
Earth was terminated on December 3, 1999, the MARDI
Team at Malin Space Science Systems received confirmation
that the MARDI camera had powered-on and was ready to start
taking pictures once the descent was underway.
The Mars Polar Lander was not heard from again, and has
been presumed to have been lost.
The two releases below
were designed prior to landing to show what MARDI might encounter at the
south polar landing site.
02 December 1999
Simulated Polar Site
01 December 1999
Presentation of Mars Polar Lander
Mars Descent Imager Results on this Web Site is
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