News tagged with landing site

Rosetta's lander Philae will target Site J

(Phys.org) —Rosetta's lander Philae will target Site J, an intriguing region on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk ...

Sep 15, 2014
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Where should the European Mars rover land?

Picking a landing site on Mars is a complex process. There's the need to balance scientific return with the capabilities of whatever vehicle you're sending out there. And given each mission costs millions ...

Sep 04, 2014
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Image: Soaring over Lunar Mt. Hadley

(Phys.org) —Apollo mission planners selected an adventurous landing site for Apollo 15 located on a relatively small patch of lava plains, called "mare" on the moon. This site is nestled between the towering ...

Jun 19, 2014
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