Mars - Viking 2 Lander

Viking 2 Lander color image of Utopia Planitia looking SSW

Viking 2 Lander image of the spacecraft and Utopia Planitia looking SSW. At the center of the image is the pole for the S-band high gain antenna. In the foreground left is the radiothermal generator (RTG) and to the right is the other. The camera test target grids are visible near the center. Note the dark gray rocks littering the plain are partly covered with orange dust. The image covers about 70 degrees azimuth and was taken at 9:29 local time. (Viking 2 Lander, 22A166)
Larger image: 468K

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1976-09-26 T 12:48:23
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 2
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 512 vertical, 6 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 100 x 0.12 (single scan), 100 x 342.5 (max.)
Filter: blue, green, red
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 43.7
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: 22A166
Other Image ID number: FN0009/05-07
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: Dr. David R. Williams,

Last updated: 24 September 2015