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Map of all Mars landing sites, failed and successful

Map of all Mars landing sites, failed and successful

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

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.

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 (Vasavada et al, JGR, 2014)
InSight: 4.502 N, 135.623 E (Golombek et al., LPSC, 2019)
ExoMars Schiaparelli: Near the Opportunity landing site.
ExoMars rover: 18.1N, 335.7E (read off this map from ESA, 2018)
Mars 2020 rover: 77.5945 E, 18.3628 N (landing site workshop)

The map was originally developed and posted in 2008; the 2008 version is available herethe 2014 version is available here, the 2015 version is available here, and the 2018 version is available here.

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

Original image data dated on or about November 9, 2018

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