Archive for July 2011

Vallis Alpes   Leave a comment


Two passes over Vallis Alpes using 2D image data and 3D topographic data gathered by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and made available by the LRO Science Team.  You’d need a Buck Rodgers style spaceship for the fast pass:  it is much faster than escape velocity ( 2.38 km/s ).  Orbital speed is 1.023 km per second which makes an orbit two minutes short of  three hours when skimming the surface.


Posted July 20, 2011 by finkh in Uncategorized

Copernicus flyovers   Leave a comment

Posted July 2, 2011 by finkh in Uncategorized