Constellation Program Regions of Interest

Regions of interest as identified by the Constellation Program Office. NASA's Constellation program was a manned spaceflight program in development from 2005 to 2009, part of which involved landing on the lunar surface. These regions of interest were chosen to illustrate the diversity of scientific and resource opportunities, and geographic terrains and locations on the Moon. Selection relied on previous landing site analyses and data from previous lunar orbiters, such as Clementine and Lunar Prospector. While the Constellation Program is no longer active, these sites form a representative basis for scientific exploration, resource development, and mission operations. For more information on the selection process, refer to: Lucey, P. G., Gillis-Davis, J. T., Hawke, B.R., Taylor, L. A., Duke, M.B., Brady, T., and Mosher, T. (2009). LEAG Review of Constellation Program Regions of Interest for Human Exploration of the Moon. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Science Targeting Meeting, Abstract 6022.

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