Year 12, Day 92 (Pathfinder 1 Orbits Laythe!)

screenshot545.pngPathfinder 1 manuevers to enter a polar orbit of Laythe at an altitude of 242k.  This will be an ideal orbit to release the orbital scanner probe!

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The orbital scanner ejects from the Tri-Probe mount…

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… extends it’s solar array and begins mapping the surface!

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Once a sufficient scan is complete, KSEA will determine the ideal landing coordinates for the two probes onboard Pathfinder 1!

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In the meantime, Pathfinder 1 is instructed to reduce its orbit to 60k… an orbit KSEA engineers and scientists predict will be the best to deploy the surface probes from!

 

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