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Second Application of the "Successive Transformations Method" to Predict the Safest Lunar Landing Site for an Astronaut: Report 3The purpose of the first application of the "Successive Transformations Method" described in the second report was to determine, for a manned spacecraft, the optimum landing site on the moon. The results obtained, made by extrapolating the temperature TO furnished by Surveyor, can be summarized as follows: (1) The method is efficient in allowing selection of the optimum landing area. ( 2 ) The zrea selected is extensive and relatively flat; consequently, it is sufficient to allow trine for the difficult landing operation which results from the high speed of the spacecraft when reaching the moon. ( 3 ) The relative temperature obtained is lower than that where Surveyor landed. In this third report, a second application of the "Successive Transformations" is described to determine the safest conditions of a given landing site for the astronaut, especially in relation to determining the composition of the lunar surface material. As a means of accomplishing this task, it is the intent of this paper to analyze lunar craters since they are present over so much of the lunar surface.
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Acquisition Source
Johnson Space Center
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Rojas, Hector R.
(Lockheed Electronics Co. Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1967
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
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Public Use Permitted.
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