Picture-Victor-PankratiusWalter F. Tichy / Ubiquity

Computing a landing spot on Mars: an interview with Victor Pankratius

  • Author:

    Prof. Walter F. Tichy

  • Date: 13.06.2019
  • New interview published on Ubiquity: Victor Pankratius, our former colleague, reports on how to find a favorable landing spot on Mars. He is not planning a vacation there, but the Mars rover needs a landing site that has neither too much sand nor too many rocks, is not too steep, not too high and not too far from mid latitudes and, most important, near interesting geological features. The data for these decisions is available at MIT's Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, where Victor is currently working. Find out how he solved this problem.