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Thread: Any of Sol's bodies landable?

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    Any of Sol's bodies landable?

    I'm curious to try landing on Mercury, Luna, Titan or Enceledus.

    Though, make no attempts to land on Europa.

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    Titan has atmosphere so no, also no for Luna that will come later (I think they will do a lot of handcraftet stuff and whatnot there). you can land on Europa tough.

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    Mercury is a go

    Moon is denied (historical reasons?)

    Europa, Ganymede and such are a go

    Titan- though it has a substantial atmosphere is listed as PERMIT.. which is odd, and intriguing as all hell.

    The moon I wanted to visit (Mimas- the Death Star moon) was nonexistent

    Pluto is for some reason not a go, but its companion planet Charon is good.

    Barring historical exceptions, any airless, non volcanic planet (so not Io) body is landable
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    Enceladus is available.
    I fell off a ridiculous mountain in a crater on Callisto: 4.5km high and near vertical.
    I want to visit Charon next. A bit sad about no Pluto, it doesn't have much of an atmosphere after all.

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    I thought we were to attempt no landings on Europa?

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    Ariel is probably the most stunning landscape I have seen in Horizons so far, 11km high cliffs.
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    Is the bright spot still on Ceres? Anyone landed there?

    I really just need to get home and play the game...

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    Quite a few are landable. Mercury has a couple of massive city bases. While Ariel is just plain awesome

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    Originally Posted by Willa Allason View Post (Source)
    Enceladus is available.
    I fell off a ridiculous mountain in a crater on Callisto: 4.5km high and near vertical.
    I want to visit Charon next. A bit sad about no Pluto, it doesn't have much of an atmosphere after all.
    Originally Posted by Calaban View Post (Source)
    Mercury is a go

    Moon is denied (historical reasons?)

    Europa, Ganymede and such are a go

    Titan- though it has a substantial atmosphere is listed as PERMIT.. which is odd, and intriguing as all hell.

    The moon I wanted to visit (Mimas- the Death Star moon) was nonexistent

    Pluto is for some reason not a go, but its companion planet Charon is good.

    Barring historical exceptions, any airless, non volcanic planet (so not Io) body is landable
    I think the moon and Pluto are likely being given detail based on the information we have available from reality and will come later, the moon will likely be permit locked like the sol system, I wonder which rank you'll need to land there.

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    Originally Posted by Bacalao View Post (Source)
    I think the moon and Pluto are likely being given detail based on the information we have available from reality and will come later, the moon will likely be permit locked like the sol system, I wonder which rank you'll need to land there.
    Probably still modeling Lunar Park. Can't wait to go on the "Whalers on the Moon" ride.

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    I believe real topography data exists for many of these bodies. Would be cool if they were geologically correct, or at least many of the major features. Does that seem to be the case for any of them? Since it's unlikely we'll have this type of data for non-Sol systems in the next century or several, it doesn't seem like opening too much of a pandora's box to model some of the bodies within the Sol system accurately, where it's possible. E.g., when the ability to land Mars comes, there are several famous mountains and canyons there people are going to really want to check out.

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    Originally Posted by Calaban View Post (Source)
    Titan- though it has a substantial atmosphere is listed as PERMIT.. which is odd, and intriguing as all hell.
    Err, no, Titan is not marked as landable at all, due to atmosphere (at least in Beta, didn't check after release).
    You are probably confusing Titan (largest Saturn moon) with Triton (largest Neptune moon). Triton is listed as landable with permit.

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    Was gonna make Tycho crater my first ever landing, but i guess i'll hunt for a monolith on Europa instead.

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    I just landed on triton. Didn't realize it needed a permit. Im a chief petty officer in the Fed ranks so that may be it. Can't think of anything else.

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    Originally Posted by Calaban View Post (Source)
    Mercury is a go

    Moon is denied (historical reasons?)

    Europa, Ganymede and such are a go

    Titan- though it has a substantial atmosphere is listed as PERMIT.. which is odd, and intriguing as all hell.

    The moon I wanted to visit (Mimas- the Death Star moon) was nonexistent

    Pluto is for some reason not a go, but its companion planet Charon is good.

    Barring historical exceptions, any airless, non volcanic planet (so not Io) body is landable
    The moon is denied because it has a potassium sodium atmosphere. You really should keep up with NASA's discoveries. As an atmosphere was detected after we found water under the surface.

    My question is what happened to Phobos and Deimos. The two moons of Mars and why the asteroid belt is in between Mars and Jupiter?

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