The magazine MAQ September 2018 MAQ Magazine November 2018 - Page 289

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JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, University of Aizu, AIST.

L08 is the first choice (primary) candidate for the mothership’s touchdown, with L07 and M04 as back-up options. The designation “L” and “M” refer to low latitude (L) and mid-latitude (M) positions. The “L” candidate positions were selected from among 13 preliminary candidate sites, while the “M” location was chosen from a set of four candidate sites. The size of the site selection rectangles are approximately 100m. MA-9 was selected as the candidate landing site for MASCOT from ten possibilities, while the N6 candidate for MIENRA-II-1 was chosen from seven surface locations.

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