MSL Landing Site Selection


Dawn was very active in promoting evaluation of the four potential landing sites as co-chair of the MSL team Landing Site Working Group.  She also worked to characterize the geology of the Mawrth Vallis and Gale Crater candidate landing sites.  Gale Crater was chosen as MSL’s landing site (see the press conference).  

Crusta, software written by Tony Bernardin, has been invaluable for Dawn’s Mars research

Landing on Mars