Mars Global Surveyor
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)

Archive of Mars Global Surveyor MOC Images:

The Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) onboard the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) was launched November 7, 1996. The first MOC images of Mars were acquired in early July 1997 as the spacecraft approached the planet. MGS reached Mars in mid-September 1997 and has been orbiting the planet since that time. The Primary Mission period for MGS was 1 Mars Year (~687 Earth days). The Primary Mission began March 1999 and ended January 31, 2001. At that time, the Extended Mission began and is currently expected to run into September 2004.

The archives presented here include the MGS MOC Gallery (containing all released MOC data); all captioned MOC "web" and "press" release images; Mars weather reports; images obtained to support the search for and study of landing sites for 2003 Mars missions and MOC guest observations during the Extended Mission; images obtained to support the search for a site to land the cancelled Mars Surveyor 2001 Lander; and a link to the NASA PDS web site for raw MOC images in archival form.

Captioned Releases
by Date through

MGS MOC Gallery
112,000+ Images
through January 2001

Mars Weather
Jan.-Sept. 2002

Geodesy Campaign
Mosaic/Mars Atlas

2003 Landing Sites
& Guest Observer
Data, 2000-2002

Captioned Releases
by Topic/Theme
from 1997-1998

Images Prepared
for Educator Use

Raw MOC Data
PDS Web Site

Mars Surveyor 2001
Landing Site Images

MSSS/MOC Shop (photographic prints available for purchase)

MOC Scientific Papers

MOC Extended Conference Abstracts

MSSS Image Use Policy

© 2002 by Malin Space Science Systems, Inc.