Artist concept of the Mars Obsever spacecraft with its atmosphere probe extended

Artist concept of the Mars Obsever spacecraft with its atmosphere probe extended. This Mars Obsever mission, scheduled for launch from the Space Shuttle in 1992, will study the surface and atmosphere of the planet Mars. This will be the first in a series of missions to be known as Planetary Observers. The mission will last almost two Earth years or one Martian year.Mars Observer is designed to follow up on knowledge gained from the Mariner missions to Mars in the 1960s and 1970s and the Viking mission of the late 1970s., Credit Line: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Abstract/Description: Artist concept of the Mars Obsever spacecraft with its atmosphere probe extended. This Mars Obsever mission, scheduled for launch from the Space Shuttle in 1992, will study the surface and atmosphere of the planet Mars. This will be the first in a series of missions to be known as Planetary Observers. The mission will last almost two Earth years or one Martian year.Mars Observer is designed to follow up on knowledge gained from the Mariner missions to Mars in the 1960s and 1970s and the Viking mission of the late 1970s.
Subject(s): Space vehicles
Astronomy
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Credit Line: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Catalog ID: NASA H3