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LRO Begins Mapping Lunar South Pole (Future Base Location) September 20, 2009

Posted by Nick Azer in Lunar Reconaissance Orbiter, NASA, Shackleton.

As OnOrbit reports, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has gotten all its equipment calibrated and begun mapping, specifically the lunar South Pole and Shackleton Crater. This is where the real fun begins, if you will :)

Due to near-constant sunlight, the south pole is the ideal location for solar power, and therefore for a base.

Check out the full mosiac and more nifty info at this mission blog post.



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