Primary Target: The "Blair Cuspids"
The proposal for an overflight of the features known as the
"Blair Cuspids" was derived from the impression that a Moon mission,
referred to as "Trailblazer" (developed by a private company by the
name of TransOrbital) would be taking live, "barnstorming", high-definition
images of the lunar surface during its final orbits. It was later determined,
that although this would be part of the main plan to image Apollo hardware
and actual tracks on the Moon, the imaging would be from a polar orbit and
that the entire surface would be imaged and mapped at 60 miles up with a
hi-resolution television camera. A number of targets have been selected
for special imaging and the Trailblazer mission is planned for the fall
of 2004. The primary target of this discussion is an area near ariadaeus-B
where the famed "Blair Cuspids" lie in wait.
The site of the formation is in Section 34, left adjacent
to the Apollo 11 landing site in Section 35. Section 35 includes the
crash site of Ranger 8 and the landing site of Surveyor 5. More detail
on that aspect will be provided in the proposal for the imaging in Section
35, which concerns other targets of interest.