15 April 2008 Lunar landers and sample return: science and technologies
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Proceedings Volume 6960, Space Exploration Technologies; 696009 (2008); doi: 10.1117/12.784639
Event: SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, 2008, Orlando, Florida, United States
Abstract
We review in the context of latest lunar results the case for future lunar landers and sample returns, as discussed by various ILEWG science and technology task groups, addressing: - ESA Lunar Polar Lander Study (LES3) - A generic lander platform that can be adapted to sample return or to a lunar lander /rover fetcher. - New Science opportunities from lunar landers - Clues on mantle/lower crust (South Pole Aitken Basin), polar ice, cometary/meteoritic record - Technology demonstration preparation for Mars sample return - Technology demonstrator for lunar ascent vehicle, Earth reentry, and human return vehicle Technologies that can be developed for lunar sample return missions: entry airless bodies, Descent and landing, robotics, Instruments, Sample acquisition, Return and Earth reentry.
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Bernard H. Foing, "Lunar landers and sample return: science and technologies", Proc. SPIE 6960, Space Exploration Technologies, 696009 (15 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.784639; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.784639
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