Detail View: NASA Planetary Photo Journal Collection: Orbit Insertion by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (Artist's Concept)

Title: 
Orbit Insertion by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (Artist's Concept)
Original Caption Released with Image: 
This is an artist's concept of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter during the critical process of Mars orbit insertion. In order to be captured into orbit around Mars, the spacecraft must conduct a 25-minute rocket burn when it is just shy of reaching the planet. As pictured, it will pass under the red planet's southern hemisphere as it begins the insertion burn.
Image Credit: 
NASA/JPL
Produced By: 
JPL
Mission: 
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: 
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Product Size: 
7000 samples x 5500 lines
facet_what: 
MRO
facet_where: 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Image #: 
PIA07242
UID: 
SPD-PHOTJ-PIA07242
original url: 
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA07242