This is the page where we will post the first results
of the MVACS payload. On Sol 0 we expect to receive
the first images of the surface, and the first
weather reports. The first images are scheduled
to be downlinked starting after 12:37 PST, and can
be viewed as they received on our Live Downlink page.
We expect to post our first results throughout
the day, until the press conference which is
scheduled for midnight.
December 3, 1999 - SOL 0 - LANDING DAY - FIRST RESULTS
3-D Landing Site Image!
High-Resolution TIFF (~ 3MB)
|Perspective view of the preliminary locations of the Mars Polar Lander and Deep Space 2 Microprobes. The Polar Lander site, marked by a
cross near the center of this Viking Orbiter image mosaic, is situated near the mouth of a shallow valley. The Microprobes are thought
to have reached the surface along a line which crosses through an impact
crater 25 kilometers in diameter. This three-dimension view of the surface was created using topographic
data from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter aboard the Mars Global
Surveyor spacecraft and rendered by the NASA Ames Research Center Virtual Reality Team.Click on the Image for Full Caption...