The Lunar Planetary Institute’s (LPI) has launched the Lunar South Pole Atlas – a brand new on-line reference for mission planners.
NASA has been directed to land astronauts on the lunar south pole by 2024, an goal with a five-year timeline.
Velocity, security, and effectivity are key priorities driving this implementation of House Coverage Directive-1, which is to have people on the Moon for “long-term exploration and utilization.”
New knowledge merchandise
To help NASA and the lunar group, LPI, below the Universities House Analysis Affiliation (USRA), has compiled a web-based atlas that consists of a sequence of maps, photographs, and illustrations of the south polar area.
The atlas contains new knowledge merchandise developed with the south pole directive in thoughts; different content material is drawn from LPI’s present assortment of Lunar Pictures and Maps and its Library of Classroom Illustrations.
Hyperlinks to further knowledge merchandise derived from current and ongoing planetary missions are additionally included.
This atlas is curated to offer context and to be a reference for these within the exploration of the Moon’s south pole.
To evaluate the newly launched atlas, go to: