15 October 1993 Preparing the way for planetary exploration: the lunar scout program
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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.
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Donald A. Morrison, Taylor W. Lawrence, "Preparing the way for planetary exploration: the lunar scout program", Proc. SPIE 1943, State-of-the-Art Mapping, (15 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157131; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.157131
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