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MSL - Full Duration MARDI Video of final Descent





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Published on Aug 19, 2012

This video shows the final descent of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Descent Vehicle from Heat Shield Jettison through Touchdown as captured by the Mars Descent Imager that was provided by Malin Space Science Systems.
Raw, unprocessed images were used for this video.
Spacecraft UTC: Start: 5:15:21 - End: 5:18:11 -- 666 Frames
The video is playing at 4 frames per second, actual average rate of the MARDI Images is about 3.88 fps.

EDL Reconstruction Video:

There are still 25 pre-landing Full-Resolution Frames that have yet to be downlinked by Curiosity. In the video, available thumbnail images were used.

Heat Shield Impact is at 1:38 in the Video.

MSL EDL Reconstruction:
MARDI Still Imagery:
MSL Section with Mission Coverage and extensive background Information:

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS
Video Compiled by (Patrick Blau)

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