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Mars Pathfinder

(MPF, MESUR Pathfinder)
(1990s mission to Mars with rover)

Mars Pathfinder (MPF or MESUR Pathfinder) was a NASA mission to Mars with a rover, Sojourner (originally, MRFE for Microrover Flight Experiment) that separated from the lander, which was named Carl Sagan Memorial Station It landed on Mars in 1997, in Ares Vallis (a rocky flood plain), aiming for a minimum of a month of operation, actually operating for three months. Instruments:

Instruments on Sojourner:


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Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Pathfinder
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sojourner_(rover)
https://mars.nasa.gov/mars-exploration/missions/pathfinder/

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