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LM-12
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posted 03-15-2013 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The distance between the Apollo 12 and Apollo 15 landing sites is about 1188 km. The distance between the Apollo 12 and Apollo 16 landing sites is about 1187 km. Interesting coincidence.

Table 11-1 in the Apollo 17 Preliminary Science Report lists the distances between the Apollo 12 to Apollo 16 landing site seismic stations, and also the LM ascent stage and S-IVB impact distances from the stations.

Does anyone know the distances from the Apollo 11 and 17 landing sites to all the other landing sites?

jklier
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posted 03-15-2013 02:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jklier   Click Here to Email jklier     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try measuring it in Google Earth (switched to moon view). It has all of the sites in the layers by default. I just checked A11 to A12 and got about 1,426km.

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posted 03-15-2013 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for posting that link. I also found this nifty Lunar Distance Calculator on the Lunar and Planetary Institute website. I tried A11 to A12 and also got 1426 km.

LM-12
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posted 03-15-2013 11:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These are the landing site distances that I have compiled:
  • A11 to A12 - 1426 km
  • A11 to A14 - 1248 km
  • A11 to A15 - 965 km
  • A11 to A16 - 379 km
  • A11 to A17 - 630 km
  • A12 to A14 - 181 km
  • A12 to A15 - 1188 km
  • A12 to A16 - 1187 km
  • A12 to A17 - 1758 km
  • A14 to A15 - 1095 km
  • A14 to A16 - 1007 km
  • A14 to A17 - 1607 km
  • A15 to A16 - 1119 km
  • A15 to A17 - 776 km
  • A16 to A17 - 995 km

LM-12
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posted 03-16-2013 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another interesting coincidence -- the Apollo 14 and Apollo 16 landings sites are both 541 km from the center point of the moon (zero degrees latitude and longitude).

LM-12
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posted 03-17-2013 01:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apollo 12 landed 715 km from the center point. Apollo 11 landed 712 km from the center point, but there was that boulder field ...

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