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Europlanet : Exploring the South Pole of the Moon

Posted by Doug Ellison

20-08-2007 9:49 CDT

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by Doug Ellison in Potsdam

Monday afternoon I attended a session on future lunar mission techniques and other new spacecraft technologies. Part One - the Lunar South Pole

Mariana Ellouzi and Bernard Foing both talked about a potential lander for the Lunar South Pole Aitken Basin. For those of you wondering why there - consider this - with all the Apollo landings, the unmanned Surveyor program and various unmanned Russian landers and rovers - all those pins on a map of the moon fit into a box of only 80 degrees of longitude and 35 degrees of latitude. It's a tiny

 
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