Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Apollo 15

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Astronauts David Scott and James Irwin landed the Apollo 15 Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) next to Hadley Rille in Mare Ibrium [26.13239° N, 3.63330° E]. Scott and Irwin landed at 22:16:29 UTC on 30 July 1971, and stayed on the lunar surface for 2 days and 18 hours, during which they performed three Extra-Vehicular Activities (EVA) totaling 18.5 hours and collecting 77 kg of lunar samples. Apollo 15 was the first of the J Class Missions, which included the new Metric and Panoramic orbital camera systems, the Lunar Rover and additional surface experiments.

Apollo 15 LRV Traverses have been modified from the original version found in Stooke, et al. (2018) Apollo 15 Traverse Mapping Abstract #1007 LPSC XLIX.

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