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Constellation landing sites

Posted in cxp, lro, moon, usa on October 31, 2010 by moonmapper

The ill-fated Constellation program was supposed to land humans on the Moon by 2020. As a part of this effort, a process of landing site selection has been started, and the Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter was launched in order to image these sites. Although the program never lived to selecting actual landing sites, a list of 50 targets for LRO imaging, known as Constellation Regions of Interest, has been compiled and given over to the LRO team for detailed imaging.

(CxP regions of interest, click to enlarge. Source.)

It turns out (much to my surprise) that despite the Constellation’s demise, the LRO team has actually acquired the high resolution imagery of the Constellation sites. Even better, they were given coverage at the LROC blog.

Without further ado, the stuff: