Traverse Planning For Robotic Recon And Human Exploration Of Hadley Rille

Terrence W. Fong, Michael Broxton, Matthew Deans, Mark Helper, Kip V. Hodges, Gerald Schaber, Harrison H. Schmitt, and Trey Smith
Proceedings of the 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract 1233 , March, 2009.


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Abstract
We conducted a short lunar traverse planning exercise at the NASA Ames Research Center. The objective was to plan an EVA traverse for a hypothetical, manned mission to the Apollo 15 region and then identify where ground-level data would help refine the plan. The planning for this mission, which we named "Apollo 15B", focused on the region of Hadley Rille and Montes Apenninus. During the exercise, we used a variety of lunar data including base maps, digital elevation models and other (e.g., geologic) maps. All data were registered to the ULCN 2005 control network and viewed in a version of the Google Earth geospatial browser, which we modified to provide lunar distance measurements.

Keywords
planetary exploration, planetary robotics, moon

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Terrence W. Fong, Michael Broxton, Matthew Deans, Mark Helper, Kip V. Hodges, Gerald Schaber, Harrison H. Schmitt, and Trey Smith, "Traverse Planning For Robotic Recon And Human Exploration Of Hadley Rille ," Proceedings of the 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract 1233 , March, 2009.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Fong_2009_6311,
   author = "Terrence W Fong and Michael Broxton and Matthew Deans and Mark Helper and Kip V. Hodges and Gerald Schaber and Harrison H. Schmitt and Trey Smith",
   title = "Traverse Planning For Robotic Recon And Human Exploration Of Hadley Rille ",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract 1233 ",
   month = "March",
   year = "2009",
}