Monthly Archives: July 2012
As MSL enters Mars’ atmosphere, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will attempt to photograph it, along with receiving MSL’s radio signals for later rebroadcast to Earth. Here’s an animation I made showing the predicted view of MRO’s HiRISE camera, using orbit … Continue reading
MSL will land in the relatively flat upper left landscape shown in this mosaic of images taken by the HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. From there, the rover will travel to the more rugged landscape to the lower … Continue reading
A blog about the Mars Science Laboratory mission to Mars, scheduled to land August 5, 2012 at 10:18 pm Pacific Time.