Today, Marspolar has published a post about landing site on their Facebook page. It states that the Hellas Planitia is selected as the most likely place for the landing of the first mission to Mars.
MarsPolar is a private crowd-sourced initiative, which aims to research and plan the establishment of a human colony on Mars.
It is an international group of space enthusiasts, scientists, engineers and designers, who plan to work to on development of international mission to Mars. Project is registered in United Arab Emirates, but it’s members are widespread in different countries on Earth.
“Hellas is the largest well-preserved impact structure on Mars and spans more than 2000 kilometers across in the southern hemisphere, a region that is much more heavily cratered and higher in average elevation than the northern hemisphere . This region is often referred to as the “southern cratered highlands”. The depth of Hellas from its bottom to its inner rim is more than 4 kilometers. To put this in perspective, the depth of the Grand Canyon in the United States is roughly 1 mile (1.6 kilometers), which means the depth of Hellas is about 2.5 times greater than the Grand Canyon…” – Marspolar’s review says.
Earlier, Marspolar has announced that they will send a robotic probe to Mars, prior to manned missions. NASA has also considered few landings in this region in future.