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 NSSDCA
Deep Space 2 home page at NSSDCA
Mars Home Page

Dr. David R. Williams,
NSSDCA, Mail Code 690.1
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771

NASA Official: Dr. Ed Grayzeck,
Last Updated: 07 February 2002, DRW