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Yutu-2 route map
Phil Stooke
post Feb 18 2019, 12:12 AM
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No new information really, except the total distance driven (120 m) and an azimuth derived from the latest image of the lander against the hills of the SE horizon... but here is a new map showing the approximate location of Yutu-2 during the second night. The background image needs some minor adjustment of scale and position which I will deal with as soon as I can.

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kenny
post Feb 18 2019, 07:34 AM
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So it has now exceeded the drive distance of Yutu-1?
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post Feb 18 2019, 03:33 PM
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A recent picture from LRO on Chang'e-4' landing site

http://www.spxdaily.com/images-hg/far-side...619844lr-hg.jpg

Further details: http://www.moondaily.com/reports/IAU_names...f_Moon_999.html
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Phil Stooke
post Feb 18 2019, 06:33 PM
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Yes, Kenny, it has exceeded the first Yutu's distance. And Sojourner's.

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post Feb 18 2019, 09:50 PM
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Phil...to see rover tracks: presuming LRO will lower its in-orbit altitude downwards?

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post Feb 19 2019, 02:14 AM
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No, don't look for any change in the orbit, they are conserving fuel. But images with higher sun angles will show the tracks very well. They show up in Chang'e 3 images from LRO at a higher altitude. What I really need is a Chinese map of the path, better than the oblique rendering we have seen up to now.

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Phil Stooke
post Feb 28 2019, 12:43 AM
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Thanks, John.

Here is an update based on a map seen on the 9ifly forum. That map has some issues but for now it is the best source I have. I'm hoping to see a map at LPSC in a few weeks.

Note that the base image has been adjusted a bit since the last map.

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post Mar 4 2019, 04:11 PM
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Just a reminder that the route map threads are strictly for posting route maps; please converse about mission operations in the appropriate thread.


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post Mar 4 2019, 08:06 PM
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A very approximate location for our current position. It is based on the distance travelled, 7 m, an assumption that some of that was taken up with maneuvering to get the rock in the instrument field of view, and an interpretation of the wide angle image.

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post Mar 13 2019, 03:47 AM
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Another iteration of the map. I wanted to get the first 2 lunar days on the close-up map.

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