05 Aug '12, 9pm

MSL: When We'll See the First Images from the Surface of Mars

MSL: When We'll See the First Images from the Surface of Mars

After Curiosity successfully lands on Mars , the first thing everybody (including us) is going to want to know is when we'll get the first pictures back from the surface. Curiosity has a whole bunch of cameras, ranging from small hazard avoidance cameras on her body up to HD cameras on her mast, but in the first few hours and days communications will be limited. We'll tell you what you can expect to see first, and the general schedule for image releases going forward. Earlier, we discussed the importance that the Mars Odyssey orbiter is going to play as a data relay between MSL and Earth. This is true for the entire entry, descent, and landing (EDL), and beyond as well: getting back images as early as possible depends entirely on Odyssey, and we won't know until about 15 minutes before the beginning of EDL whether or not Odyssey was successfully able to position itself to ...

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