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little math problem October 2018
10-21-2018, 12:42 AM
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This would be a problem for mission control not the landers. Since it is on the moon, life isn't too difficult. If mission control doesn't know where they are, they should be able to figure it out. If carried, retroreflectors would help for example. Failing that the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter ought to be able to image the landers directly. Then, tell the rovers where to meet Smile

The moon doesn't have a magnetic field so a compass is useless. Finding the equator should be possible, although a little slow. Using the star field for navigation should also be workable. So either meet at a preset location or find the equator and drive.

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little math problem October 2018 - pier4r - 10-20-2018, 06:48 PM
RE: little math problem October 2018 - Paul Dale - 10-21-2018 12:42 AM

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