Lunar and Planetary Science Institute
|A yellow ellipse marks the location of a valuable future landing site proposed by students participating in LPI Summer Intern program, within "walk-back distance" from a Copernican age crater perched high on a Schrödinger basin peak ring. LROC Wide Angle Camera (WAC) M169698283CE (604nm), LRO orbit 10142, September 3, 2011, resolution 81 meters from 58.55 km [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
This novel web-based ArcGIS system provides co-registered base maps (e.g., topography and FeO abundances) and a series of feature layers (e.g., for volcanic rilles and ≥20 km-diameter impact craters). Using the ArcGIS tool, users can zoom into lunar surface sites of potential interest.
The system is also integrated with information used in a previous lunar landing site assessment of the South Pole-Aitken Basin that was developed through the NLSI and the LPI-JSC Lunar Exploration Summer Intern Program. That study
The url for the new South Pole-Aitken Basin Landing Site Database is http://www.lpi.usra.edu/nlsi/SPA_Basin_Landing_Site_DB/