Follow this link to skip to the main content
  NASA Logo
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
+ View the NASA Portal
Search JPL
JPL Home Earth Solar System Stars and Galaxies Technology
JPL Robotics
Search Robotics
 
Home Page
Applications
Projects
Tasks
Groups
People
Systems
Facilities
Publications
Patents
Awards
News
Image Gallery
Video Gallery
Charter
Links
 
FLIGHT PROJECTS - IMAGE GALLERY
underline
Project Page Publications Image Gallery Videos
Mars Exploration Rovers: Spirit and Opportunity

MER: DIMES Image Sequence - Matched image sequence during Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) of the second Mars Exploration Rovers' Lander. The Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES) was used to estimate lateral velocity, and possibly trigger differential firing of retro rockets to prevent tearing of the airbags upon landing.
MER: DIMES Image Sequence
Click here to view hi-res image
Caption: Matched image sequence during Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) of the second Mars Exploration Rovers' Lander. The Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES) was used to estimate lateral velocity, and possibly trigger differential firing of retro rockets to prevent tearing of the airbags upon landing.

 
Privacy/Copyright Image Policy Glossary Sitemap Feedback Contact Us
  National Aeronautics and Space Administration website.