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Rover and Terrain

The Sojourner rover and undeployed ramps onboard the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft can be seen in this image, by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) taken on July 4, 1997. The microrover Sojourner is latched to the petal, and has not yet been deployed. The ramps are a pair of deployable metal reels that provide a track for the rover as it slowly rolls off the lander, over the spacecraft's deflated airbags, and onto the surface of Mars.

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