Landing Sites

Just a couple short videos today both are landing sites.

The first is the site of India’s Chandrayaan 2 Vikram lander. Communications with the lander was lost moments before landing. We do not know if the craft actually landed successfully or not. There is a pretty good chance it did and the ISRO is attempting to make contact. The contact attempts will last a reasonable amount of time.

The area looks quite interesting so let’s wish them good luck. The video from Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute was make with NASA’s Moon Trek, very nice bit of work too, it took a bit of time to load – your load time may vary.

The second video is a 3D rendering of the four candidate landing sites on Asteroid Bennu for the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft:

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