This image shows the deflated airbags retracted underneath the lander petal at the JPL In-Situ Instrument Laboratory.
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JPL Testbed Image of Airbag Retraction

This image shows the deflated airbags retracted underneath the lander petal at the JPL In-Situ Instrument Laboratory. Retracting the airbags helps clear the path for the rover to roll off the lander and onto the martian surface.

Image details

ID#:
PIA05001

Date added:
2004-01-06

Mission:
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)

Spacecraft:
Spirit

Size:
762 x 572 pixels (width x height)

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1,212

Full-Res TIFF:
PIA05001.tif (1.31 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA05001.jpg (0.07 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL