|Long and winding road of the last rover deployed on the Moon, Lunokhod-2. Image cropped from a diagonal slice through the rover trail swept up in an extreme close-up of Le Monnier crater August 14, 2012. LROC Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) frame M168000478R, LRO orbit 9892; resolution 41 cm per pixel, angle of incidence 47.65° from 22.11 kilometers [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].|
The Soviet Union's Lunokhod-2, riding to the lunar surface on the Luna-21 lander, arrived on the Moon January 15, 1973. The 84 kg. rover Lunakhod-2 was afterward deployed and, with the benefit of a robust radioisotope thermoelectric generator to warm itself through the long lunar nights, was teleoperated a total of 37 km, across the southern floor of le Monnier crater, until the following June.
HERE. Also, there are spacecraft panoramas and close-ups of both Luna-21 and Lunokhod-2 at the following links:
Lunokhod-2 revisited (March 13, 2012)
Luna 21 (March 20, 2010)
Lunokhod-1 and Lunokhod-2 (March 17, 2010)
|ILIADS application perspective of le Monnier, LROC Wide Angle Camera 100 meter global monochrome mosaic draped over LOLA 128 ppd digital elevation model (v.2) [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].|