Sequence of Events:
07/04/97 17:07:08 Approximate Time of Air bag Inflation
At approximately 17:07:08 at an altitude of 200 meters, gas generators fire that rapidly inflate panels composed of 6 air bags on each of the 4 sides of the lander. The air bags are made of Vectran and have a weight of 5.8 ounces per square yard. The air bags will inflate in 0.5 seconds with a pressure of 1.0 psi. These bags will cushion Pathfinder during the final stage of the landing sequence.