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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, Ben Malphrus, Dennis Reuter, Robert MacDowall, David Folta, Terry Hurford, Cliff Brambora, and 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); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2238332
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