Perseverance and Ingenuity in Jezero Crater
Perseverance and Ingenuity in Jezero Crater
ESP_073068_1985  Science Theme: Future Exploration/Landing Sites
HiRISE frequently monitors surface assets of current and past spacecraft missions to Mars. This includes the latest NASA lander sent to Mars with the Perseverance rover that landed on 18 February 2021 in Jezero Crater.

The 3 by 2.7 meter (10 feet by 9 feet) sized rover is sitting on the fractured bedrock of what mission scientists are calling the Máaz Formation, thought to be of igneous (volcanic) origin. The primary science target is the deltaic deposit thought to have formed billions of years ago from sediment that an ancient river once carried, is still several kilometers to the north. HiRISE is likely to image Perseverance again during its long traverse.

Also, 200 meters to the west is the Ingenuity helicopter that has completed 23 successful flights in Jezero since deployment.

Written by: Matthew Chojnacki  (31 March 2022)

Acquisition date
26 February 2022

Local Mars time

Latitude (centered)

Longitude (East)

Spacecraft altitude
280.6 km (174.4 miles)

Original image scale range
28.1 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~84 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
25 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection

Emission angle

Phase angle

Solar incidence angle
59°, with the Sun about 31° above the horizon

Solar longitude
181.3°, Northern Autumn

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  97°
Sub-solar azimuth:  353.5°
Black and white
map projected  non-map

IRB color
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Merged IRB
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Merged RGB
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RGB color
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Black and white
map-projected   (535MB)

IRB color
map-projected   (279MB)

Black and white
map-projected  (223MB)
non-map           (339MB)

IRB color
map projected  (75MB)
non-map           (202MB)

Merged IRB
map projected  (139MB)

Merged RGB
map-projected  (132MB)

RGB color
non map           (193MB)
B&W label
Color label
Merged IRB label
Merged RGB label
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IRB: infrared-red-blue
RGB: red-green-blue
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Black & white is 5 km across; enhanced color about 1 km
For scale, use JPEG/JP2 black & white map-projected images

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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The HiRISE camera was built by Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation and is operated by the University of Arizona.