[FPSPACE] Lunokhod 2 distance

JBC Gmail jbcharle at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 19:32:28 EST 2013


Will we require the usual 10% improvement over the previous record before recognizing the new champion?

John Charles 
Houston, Texas


On Jan 24, 2013, at 5:03 PM, Brian Harvey <brharvey at iol.ie> wrote:

> Even if the figures of the different lunar days don't quite reach this figure, official Soviet sources at the time typically gave '37km' as the final distance for Lunokhod 2.  This is the figure still given in the Gordienko space encyclopedia (2009).
> Lunokhod was 10.54km, where they gave a more precise figure (1971).
> Maybe on L2 they were not so sure of the odometer readings or alternately the distance of the final drive before the end of the mission.
> 
> Brian Harvey
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