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Using a compact broadband IR spectrometer to search for lunar volatiles with a first generation deep space CubeSat
Author(s): Pamela Clark; Ben Malphrus; Dennis Reuter; Robert MacDowall; David Folta; Terry Hurford; Cliff Brambora; William Farrell
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Paper Abstract

Lunar Ice Cube, a science requirements-driven deep space exploration 6U cubesat mission was select-ed for a NASA HEOMD NextSTEP slot on the EM1 launch. We are developing a compact broadband IR instrument for a high priority science application: un-derstanding volatile origin, distribution, and ongoing processes in the inner solar system. JPL’s Lunar Flash-light, and Arizona State University’s LunaH-Map, both also EM1 lunar orbiters, will provide complimentary observations to be used in understanding volatile dynamics on the Moon.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 2017
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9978, CubeSats and NanoSats for Remote Sensing, 99780C (17 March 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2238332
Show Author Affiliations
Pamela Clark, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Ben Malphrus, Morehead State Univ. (United States)
Dennis Reuter, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Robert MacDowall, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
David Folta, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Terry Hurford, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Cliff Brambora, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
William Farrell, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9978:
CubeSats and NanoSats for Remote Sensing
Thomas S. Pagano, Editor(s)

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