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Mars Science Laboratory (by MASS Digital) image 1 | image 2 | image 3 (by Mass Digital)


Planned Launch: Fall, 2011

MSL Overview (PDF)
MSL fact sheet
MSL @ JPL
Partner Site: Mars-o-web

 

Landing Site Selection Overview

 

Activities

  • June 9, 2011- NewLetter (PDF) and Quad Charts (PDF) describing the outcome of the recent workshop on landing site selection.
  • May 16, 2011- Please see partner site, Mars-o-web, for 5th Workshop Presentations
  • April 25, 2011 - MSL 5th MSL Workshop Agenda (PDF)
  • March 4, 2011 - Second call for 5th MSL Workshop (PDF)
  • Mar 3, 2011 - Added link to updated HRSC MSL site.
  • Oct 28, 2010- Call for Imaging of Candidate Future Landing Sites (PDF); Template for Future Landing Site (doc)
  • Oct 28, 2010 - Update on MSL Landing Site Selection Process (PDF)
  • Oct 14, 2010- Letter summarizes 4th Landing Site Workshop (PDF)
  • Aug 20, 2010- Program for the Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop
  • July 29, 2010 - Reminder for Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop
  • June 15, 2010 - Project Letter to MSL Steering Committee (PDF)
  • May 05, 2010 - Steering Committe Letter (Topic: 5th site not added, PDF)
  • Jan 04, 2010 - Two new potential MSL landing sites
    • Steering Committee Letter (PDF)
    • (1) E Margaritifer landing site, abstract (PDF)
    • (2) NE Syrtis 2 landing site, abstract(PDF)
    • Center locations of the ellipses for imaging (PPT)
  • Nov 02, 2009 - Call for Candidate Future Mars Landing Sites (PDF, Doc)
    • Template for proposing new candidate future Mars landing sites (PDF, Doc)
    • Note: This is not related to MSL but future missions past MSL.
  • Aug 20, 2009 - Call for New MSL Sites (PDF, Doc)
    • Template for proposing new Mars Science Laboratory landing sites (PDF, Doc)
  • Apr 24, 2009 - New MSL GIS DVD v0.1 - (superceded see Jan 4, 2010)

 

Current MSL Landing Sites (updated Jan 4, 2010)

NAME (locator map, offsite )

LOCATION

ELEV

TARGET

Holden Crater Fan (image)

26.37ºS, 325.10ºE

-1940 m

Fluvial Layers, Phyllosilicates (more)

Mawrth Vallis Site 2 ( image)

24.01ºN, 341.03ºE

-2246 m

Noachian Layered Phyllosilicates (more)

Eberswalde Crater ( image)

23.86°S, 326.73°E

-1450 m

Delta, Phyllosilicates (more)

Gale Crater (image)

4.49ºS, 137.42ºE

-4451 m

Layered Sulfates, Phyllosilicates (more)

backup sites removed

Eastern Margaritifer

5.644ºS, 353.82ºE

-1254 m
Chliorides, Phyllosilicates (more)

NE Syrtis 2

17.808ºN, 77.076ºE

-2033 m

Fluvial Layers, Sulfates, Phyllosilicates (more)

 

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