September 22nd, 2003

MER B Injection to Mars Captured by RocketCam Ecliptic Enterprises

See the September 22nd feature at Astronomy Picture of the Day for a unique series of still images of the Earth-to-Mars injection burn given to the MER B (“Opportunity”) spacecraft at the end of its Delta II rocket’s launch sequence in July. These images were extracted from Ecliptic’s onboard RocketCam