The magazine MAQ September 2018 MAQ Magazine November 2018 - Page 279

Confirmation of landing candidate sites

from the rehearsal operation

From September 10th to 12th, Operation Touchdown 1 Rehearsal 1 (TD1-R1) began and the scientists confirmed the selection of the candidate sites for the touchdown.

Image of the touchdown candidate sites from 3km above the surface using the Optical Navigation Camera - Telescopic (ONC-T). The image was captured on September 12, 2018 at around 06:00 JST. In the right-hand image, the approximate areas of the touchdown candidate sites are marked out.

In the right-hand image, the areas for the touchdown candidate sites are marked out. L08 is the primary touchdown candidate site, while L07 and M04 are the back-up choices. Part of L07 extends slightly beyond the image, but most of that area is captured.

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