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Report 2: First Application of the Successive Transformation MethodReport 1 of these studies described a basic method for predicting lunar surface temperatures, using readings recorded by Surveyor I and extrapolating to obtain surface temperatures in other selected areas. The areas selected were those considered as potential Apollo landing sites. This second report indicates that the temperature isotherms are directly related to the topographical profile of the surface areas they cover. If, after further observations by Surveyor 11, it becomes evident that the "Successive Transformation Method" provides accurate temperature data, this technique would become a valuable tool for charting the profile of any remote surface where manned spacecraft could be landed.
Document ID
19740072461
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Rojas, Hector R. (Lockheed Electronics Co. Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1967
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TM-X-69486
REPT-2
JSC-E-DAA-TN65504
671-40-030
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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