Mars - Viking 2 Lander

Viking 2 Lander color image looking south of spacecraft and Utopia Planitia

Viking 2 Lander image showing the spacecraft and part of Utopia Planitia, looking due south. Note the American flags, color grid, and bicentennial symbols on the spacecraft, which were used for color balance. The RTG (radiothermal generator) cover is in the foreground with the flag. The S-band high-gain antenna is at the top center, and the other RTG cover is at the left. The image spans an azimuth of about 140 degrees. The image was taken at 12:20 lander local time. (Viking 2 Lander, 21C056)
Larger image: 638K

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1976-11-02 T 15:24:49
Distance/Range (km): 0.0037
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +47.57,225.74 W
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: lander image, surface, lander
Instrument: Viking Lander 2 Scanning Camera 1
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 512 vertical, 6 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 100 x .12 (single scan), 100 x 342.5 (max.)
Filter: blue, green, red
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 34.6
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 90.

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: 21C056
Other Image ID number: FN0030/06-08
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 75-083C-06F
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015