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MSL landing site: Gale Crater
djellison
post Jul 6 2011, 08:29 PM
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QUOTE (peter59 @ Jul 6 2011, 01:11 PM) *
I hope this post does not initiate any discussion,


Then it's a bit stupid posting it in a discussion forum. Perhaps it would be better suited to a personal blog.
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post Jul 6 2011, 08:42 PM
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Every one of the four sites is a wonderful place. And all is not lost - the ones which are not chosen are still there for future missions.

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post Jul 6 2011, 10:30 PM
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QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Jul 6 2011, 04:42 PM) *
And all is not lost - the ones which are not chosen are still there for future missions.


Until Phobos takes care of them.
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post Jul 7 2011, 01:34 AM
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... and creates a whole new set of amazing sites!

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post Jul 18 2011, 10:41 PM
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Circle your calendars for Friday at 10 AM EDT--landing site will be announced then.

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=34138
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post Jul 18 2011, 10:57 PM
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I think the choice would be Gale crater, because one a of the members of the conference has take studies about it:

http://mygeologypage.ucdavis.edu/sumner/Da...search/MSL.html

just my 2 cents...

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post Jul 22 2011, 03:06 AM
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Landing site to be declared 22 Jul 1400 EDT (1800 GMT)!!!!

http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl



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post Jul 22 2011, 04:13 AM
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A precautionary admin note before the announcement tomorrow. There is no 'right' or 'wrong' site. There was no consensus for scientific preference over 5 landing site selection meetings that included hundreds of scientists and hundreds of presentations. Moreover, none fail any qualifier for landing safety.

Any cries of which ever site gets the nod being the 'wrong' choice or that some other site would have been better or that the choice is a mistake or any other such discussion will be dealt with swiftly and firmly.

If you want to bitch and moan - make your own blog or find another forum.

You have all been warned. Myself included.

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Landing site to be declared 22 Jul 1400 EDT (1800 GMT)!!!!

http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl


It's 10 a.m. EDT (1400 UT) for the announcement. 7am our time.
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post Jul 22 2011, 02:06 PM
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And its........


Gale

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/news/whatsnew/ind...amp;NewsID=1141

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post Jul 22 2011, 02:15 PM
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And the slightly long winded introduction in the press conference is still going on...


Anaway, yay!


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post Jul 22 2011, 02:23 PM
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Fantastic! I love it.

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post Jul 22 2011, 02:51 PM
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Is the plan to climb to the top of the mound ?
What is the hight of the crater wall from the landing elipse ?

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post Jul 22 2011, 03:06 PM
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WOW..

What a fantastic trek lies ahead!

Luv it!

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post Jul 22 2011, 03:09 PM
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QUOTE (MahFL @ Jul 22 2011, 06:51 AM) *
Is the plan to climb to the top of the mound ?
What is the hight of the crater wall from the landing elipse ?


Go read the Gale documents ( and there are many ) and the MSL Landing site website. ALL that info has been available for a very long time.

http://marsoweb.nas.nasa.gov/landingsites/...op/program.html
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post Jul 22 2011, 03:10 PM
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Anyone who wants a superb primer on Gale should read Jim and Ryan's paper about it

http://marsjournal.org/contents/2010/0004/


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