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Astronautyka => Księżyc => Wątek zaczęty przez: Orionid w Marzec 29, 2021, 02:24

Tytuł: Lunar Trailblazer
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Orionid w Marzec 29, 2021, 02:24
Misja Lunar Trailblazer w ramach programu SIMPLEx (Small, Innovative Missions for Planetary Exploration) ma za zadanie przy użyciu czujników podczerwieni badać z orbity wokółksiężycowej zasoby wodne.
Wcześniej start był zaplanowany na 2024 rok, później został przełożony na 2025.
Obecnie NASA szuka możliwości wcześniejszego wysłania orbitera Księżyca.

Lunar Trailblazer

Selected in 2019, Lunar Trailblazer is a confirmed mission under the NASA Science Mission Directorate SIMPLEx (Small, Innovative Missions for Planetary Exploration) program. Led by Principal Investigator Bethany Ehlmann (Caltech) and managed by JPL under the leadership of Project Manager Calina Seybold and Project Systems Engineer Andy Klesh, Lunar Trailblazer places advanced infrared sensors in orbit for spatial and temporal characterization of lunar water and cold traps. The goal of Lunar Trailblazer is to determine the form, abundance, and distribution of water on Mars and the nature of the lunar water cycle. Such data is key to understanding the delivery of volatiles to the Earth-Moon system and will assist in planning future exploration.

JPL provides the High Resolution Volatiles and Minerals Moon Mapper (HVM3) instrument and the University of Oxford provides Lunar Thermal Mapper (LTM). The spacecraft design, build, and flight system integration are by Lockheed Martin Space, Colorado.


An illustration depicts NASA’s Lunar Trailblazer spacecraft. Credits: Lockheed Martin




Bethany Ehlmann, professor of planetary science at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

strona misji https://trailblazer.caltech.edu/



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