17 March 2017 Using a compact broadband IR spectrometer to search for lunar volatiles with a first generation deep space CubeSat
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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.
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Pamela Clark, Pamela Clark, Ben Malphrus, Ben Malphrus, Dennis Reuter, Dennis Reuter, Robert MacDowall, Robert MacDowall, David Folta, David Folta, Terry Hurford, Terry Hurford, Cliff Brambora, Cliff Brambora, William Farrell, William Farrell, } "Using a compact broadband IR spectrometer to search for lunar volatiles with a first generation deep space CubeSat", Proc. SPIE 9978, CubeSats and NanoSats for Remote Sensing, 99780C (17 March 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2238332; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2238332
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