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Yutu-2 route map
Phil Stooke
post Jan 3 2019, 09:04 PM
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I am setting this up to record activities of Yutu 2, but it looks as if this will be difficult unless we start to see more data releases. As soon as LRO images the lander (and the image is released) I can put a rough background on the map. When descent images of the actual site are released thay can be improved on. Until then this will be very simple.

Let me know if you see any signs of maps or feature names, including in the background of a TV broadcast or on a forum.

Meanwhile, a first contribution. So simple it's almost not necessary, but you have to start somewhere. So rough I am not including a scale yet.

I welcome anyone else's maps as well.

Phil

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Phil Stooke
post Jan 4 2019, 06:13 PM
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A second drive on Jan. 4. By the end of the first lunar day it will seem more useful to have a map!

EDIT: the new location is being called point A. On the previous mission the first stop was X, then each stop for the next few drives were A, B, C and so on.

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post Jan 11 2019, 08:08 AM
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Here's a first crack at a proper route map. They will presumably turn west rather than east as the preliminary (probably pre-landing) plan suggested.

I will deal with scales etc. when I can get to it.

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post Jan 11 2019, 07:08 PM
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Jan. 11 update. I am still working on getting the scale right but Gonetoplaid's scaled image in the other thread will help a lot.

The screenshot of a map - if enlarged - shows the site labels X, A, A', B.

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post Jan 11 2019, 11:17 PM
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With new data and images, a new map. The base is now a mosaic of descent frames (with room for more details to be added), and the scale is shown by the 10 m grid. The path is redrawn to fit the new base. I hope this will be good for a couple of lunar days. please let me know if you see any mistakes or if you find anything I should add to the map.

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post Jan 12 2019, 01:26 PM
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Looking at the selfies posted from the rabbit earlier it looks to have circled round to the rear of the lander having first gone west. Look at the rover tracks heading south from the lander.

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