Earth's Moon - Surveyor 5

Close up view of the footpad of Surveyor 5 on the lunar surface

Earth's Moon
Surveyor 5 image of the footpad resting in the lunar soil. The trench at right was formed by the footpad sliding during landing. Surveyor 5 landed on the Moon on 11 September 1967 at 1.41 N, 23.18 E in Mare Tranquillitatis. The spacecraft landed on the inside edge of a small rimless crater at an angle of about 20 degrees, explaining the sliding. The footpad is about half a meter in diameter. (Surveyor 5, 67-H-1340)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1967-09
Distance/Range (km): 0.001
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +01.41,023.18 E
Orbit(s): Lander

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Surface view, soil, footpad
Instrument: Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 600 lines
Instrument Field of View (deg): variable
Filter: None
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: 67-H-1340
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 67-084A-01F
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015