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Map of all Mars landing sites, failed and successful

Filed under Russian Mars missions, InSight, Mars Pathfinder and Sojourner, NASA Mars missions before 1996, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), pretty pictures, Opportunity, amateur image processing, Spirit, presentation slides, Phoenix, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars

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Map of all Mars landing sites, failed and successful This map represents the best known positions for all Mars landers, successful, failed, and planned. Gridlines are spaced 10 degrees apart, with 0 longitude at the center. White text denotes successful missions; gray text, failed missions; blue text, future missions.

NASA / JPL / USGS (image); Emily Lakdawalla (map)

The map was assembled by Emily Lakdawalla from the following sources; any errors are hers. The base map is the Viking orbiter MDIM 2.1.

Mars 2: 45 S, 313 W (NSSDC)
Mars 3: 45 S, 158 W (TPS)
Mars 6: 23.90 S, 19.42 W (TPS)
Viking 1: 22.48 N, 49.97 W (NSSDC)
Mars Polar Lander: 76.57S, 165.2 E (read from map provided by HiRISE team)
Pathfinder: 19.33 N, 33.55 W (NSSDC)
Beagle 2: 10.6 N, 270 W (NSSDC)
Spirit: 14.571892 S, 175.47848 (Arvidson et al, JGR, 2006)
Opportunity: 1.9462 S, 354.4734 E (Squyres et al, JGR, 2006)
Phoenix: 68.218830 N, 234.250778 E (via press briefing)
Curiosity: 4.5895 S, 137.4417 E (via press briefing)
InSight: Within 3.31-4.46 N, 135.10-138.23 E (Golombek et al., LPSC, 2014)
ExoMars Schiaparelli: Near the Opportunity landing site.
ExoMars rover: 18.20N, 335.45E (ESA, 2015)

The map was originally developed and posted in 2008; the 2008 version is available here, and the 2014 version is available here.

Original image data dated on or about March 3, 2014.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla


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Squirreltape: 11/05/2015 11:10 CST

Thanks for the map and coordinate list you've provided (but where did Viking 2 end up? wink wink) Emily... nice to see where all our hardware fits into that global view. [The Viking 2 landing coordinates are 47.97°N, 225.74°W according to the mission homepage here...]

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