Mars Pathfinder and Sojourner Rover

Mars_Pathfinder_Insignia.pngMission Summary
Mission: Mars Pathfinder, Sojourner rover
Mission type: Lander and rover
Mission duration:
Pathfinder: 85 days; Sojourner: 7 days
Status: End of Mission Sept. 27, 1997
Overview: Mars Pathfinder (MESUR Pathfinder) is a  robotic spacecraft that landed a base station with a roving probe on Mars in 1997. It consisted of a lander, renamed the Carl Sagan Memorial Station, and a lightweight (10.6 kg/23 lb) wheeled robotic rover named Sojourner, which became the first rover to operate outside the Earth-Moon system.
Launched in December 1996 by NASA aboard a Delta II booster and landed in July 1997 on Mars's Ares Vallis, in a region called Chryse Planitia in the Oxia Palus quadrangle.
The mission carried a series of scientific instruments to analyze the Martian atmosphere, climate, geology and the composition of its rocks and soil.

Documents & PowerPoints
Mars Pathfinder.pdf
Pathfinder FactSheet.pdf

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NASA/JPL Links
Mars Pathfinder - NASA/JPL
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Mars Pathfinder - Solar System Exploration


Wikipedia Links
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MULTIMEDIA IMAGES
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Pathfinder landing site

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Sojourner rover on Mars

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Sojourner takes its Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer measurement of the Yogi Rock

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Wheel size comparison: Sojourner-MER-MSL

 

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MULTIMEDIA MOVIES
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Mars Pathfinder Landing - YouTube

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Sojourner on Mars - YouTube

 

 

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