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Phil Stooke
post Dec 21 2018, 08:27 AM
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I am setting this up to contain maps of the InSight landing site, but at this stage it is hard to know exactly what form they will take. I hope to have a map of the 20 m or so around the lander with a few feature names if any are assigned, and maps of the workspace showing operations step by step. Maps showing the locations of distant features on the horizon might also be added.

To start off, here is a very preliminary map of the workspace and the area under the front of the lander, which will improve as more images are added to cover parts blocked by struts. The lower image shows the SEIS position, as accurately as I can get it now. I put north at the top. The scale and orientation are from a map in a recent paper about the arm and the base is from the JPL press release image, the two being registered to match the workspace outline which is shown in both. Doug's map is rotated slightly compared with this.

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post Jan 3 2019, 12:37 AM
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A few adjustments to my map. I hope to be able to fill most gaps in the base image soon.

The origin of the coordinate system is the base of the arm.

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post Jan 10 2019, 11:29 PM
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Not much new at the moment but I have added labels and adjusted part of the base map. There will be more obvious changes soon.

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post Feb 6 2019, 12:58 AM
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Updating these maps, I have added the names of two rocks, revised other details, and added the wind and thermal shield.

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post Feb 18 2019, 07:27 PM
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Update to the map showing the HP3 deployment - my current best guess for the location. Apart from some tidying up this will be the last workspace map, unless we get some arm activities like creating soil piles to monitor wind erosion, which have been discussed as possibilities. I am hoping for more, because 'this will be the last map' is not a phrase I like to use very often. Later I will be making maps of the surrounding area to add to this thread.

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post Feb 18 2019, 07:58 PM
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QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Feb 18 2019, 07:27 PM) *
I am hoping for more, because 'this will be the last map' is not a phrase I like to use very often. Later I will be making maps of the surrounding area to add to this thread.

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post Jun 29 2019, 11:40 PM
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OK, more maps! Here are two more in the time series, and there will be more as the work around the mole continues.

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