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Preparing the way for planetary exploration: the lunar scout program
Author(s): Donald A. Morrison; Taylor W. Lawrence
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Paper Abstract

All of the planets of the Solar system, with the exception of Pluto, have been visited by a spacecraft and a new era of more intensive investigation of particular planets will begin with the approaching conclusion of the reconnaissance phase of planetary exploration. Magellan, Mars Observer, Cassini, and Lunar Scout are examples of programs that will provide the opportunity to devise and implement detailed exploration strategies. The development of maps that depict the physical, geological and geodetic characteristics of a planet to be explored is a primary requirement for the implementation of post-reconnaissance exploration strategies. The Lunar Scout Program will produce the necessary maps for the Moon.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1943, State-of-the-Art Mapping, (15 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157131
Show Author Affiliations
Donald A. Morrison, NASA Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)
Taylor W. Lawrence, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1943:
State-of-the-Art Mapping
Bill P. Clark; Andy Douglas; Bryan L. Foley; Brian Huberty; LeLand D. Whitmill, Editor(s)

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