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Commissioning and in-flight calibration results of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LRO/LAMP) UV imaging spectrograph
Author(s): Michael W. Davis; G. Randall Gladstone; Maarten H. Versteeg; Thomas K. Greathouse; S. Alan Stern; Joel Wm. Parker; Andrew J. Steffl; Kurt D. Retherford; David C. Slater
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Paper Abstract

The Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) is a lightweight (6.1 kg), low-power (4.5 W), ultraviolet spectrograph based on the Alice instruments now in flight aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft and NASA's New Horizons spacecraft. Its primary job on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is to identify and localize exposed water frost in permanently shadowed regions (PSRs) near the Moon's poles, and to characterize landforms and albedos in PSRs. In this paper we describe the in-flight radiometric performance and commissioning results and compare them to ground calibration measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8146, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts V, 814603 (14 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894282
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Michael W. Davis, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
G. Randall Gladstone, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Maarten H. Versteeg, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Thomas K. Greathouse, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
S. Alan Stern, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Joel Wm. Parker, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Andrew J. Steffl, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Kurt D. Retherford, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
David C. Slater, Southwest Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8146:
UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts V
Howard A. MacEwen; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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