Mars Polar Lander / Deep Space 2 News


The National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) has announced it may have found the Mars Polar Lander on the surface of Mars in images from Mars Global Surveyor. NASA and NIMA plan to work together to verify this. More information is available in the March 26, 2001 NASA press release

NASA has responded to UPI's story which charges that NASA knew about problems with the Mars Polar Lander propulsion system before the landing attempt and withheld the information from the public. NASA has denied the charge in a March 22, 2000 Press Release


 Images and Information on the Landing Site
 Mars Polar Lander/Deep Space 2 Timetable - Sequence of events on landing day.
 Mars Polar Lander home page at NSSDC
 Deep Space 2 home page at NSSDC
 Mars Home Page

Author/Curator:
Dr. David R. Williams, dwilliam@nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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NASA Official: J. H. King, joseph.h.king@gsfc.nasa.gov
Last Updated: 07 February 2002, DRW