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Lunar Exploration Roadmap

Börner, Anko and Adeli, Solmaz and Biemann, Lars and Fiebig, Uwe-Carsten and Helbert, Jörn and Jaumann, Ralf and Köhler, Ulrich and Lichtenheldt, Roy and Pignede, Antoine Francois Xavier and Rebele, Bernhard and Roegler, Timm and Schmitz, Nicole and Schröder, Susanne and Sohl, Frank and Staudinger, Emanuel and Ulamec, Stephan and Wedler, Armin and Witte, Lars (2019) Lunar Exploration Roadmap. Project Report.

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Aerospace contributes to fundamental human questions for more than 60 years. After focusing on research in the first decades, first institutional and commercial services were provided for communication (since 1960s), weather forecast (since 1970s) and navigation (since 1990s). Currently, space exploration undergoes a dramatic change mostly due to "New Space" economy opening novel business models, e.g. in Earth observation, communication/ navigation, launchers, ground stations, even in manned space flights. This development is unthinkable without decades of government-funded research. The research communities need to accompany this transition process, to take advantage of new opportunities, to support the development of space technologies and services and also to re-define their roles in the field of aerospace. Subjects as space science and planetary exploration, protection from space threats and resource utilization will stay non-commercial for the next decades. DLR, the largest space agency in Europe, needs to answer these challenges. From the authors' point of view it is important to bundle R & D activities to develop and offer powerful contributions to international space missions. For doing so, the extraordinary experience of several DLR institutes shall be used as a nucleus. Following several international space exploration strategies and considering own capabilities and experiences, the authors propose to focus on the field of robotic exploration of the Moon as a strategic goal of the DLR space research. Starting with this motivation and with a chapter describing DLR's heritage on robotic exploration missions, this paper lists scientific research questions and mission scenarios. The subsequent chapters describe the robotic, sensors and communication technologies needed for moon missions. The paper concludes with an analysis of the research environment and first draft ideas for a technological roadmap. The explicit goal of the authors is to contribute to a DLR-led robotic exploration mission in 2035.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/135255/
Document Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Title:Lunar Exploration Roadmap
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Adeli, SolmazUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9972-409XUNSPECIFIED
Fiebig, Uwe-CarstenUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2736-1140UNSPECIFIED
Helbert, JörnUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5346-9505UNSPECIFIED
Köhler, UlrichUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8628-0132UNSPECIFIED
Lichtenheldt, RoyUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2539-4910UNSPECIFIED
Pignede, Antoine Francois XavierUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9255-2405UNSPECIFIED
Schmitz, NicoleUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6481-6189UNSPECIFIED
Schröder, SusanneUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1870-3663UNSPECIFIED
Sohl, FrankUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0355-1556UNSPECIFIED
Staudinger, EmanuelUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9601-2887UNSPECIFIED
Ulamec, StephanUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8856-4622UNSPECIFIED
Wedler, ArminUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8641-0163UNSPECIFIED
Witte, LarsUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3921-2524UNSPECIFIED
Date:30 October 2019
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Keywords:Lunar, Exploration, Robots
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Project MOREX [SY]
Location: Berlin-Adlershof , Bremen , Köln-Porz , Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Optical Sensor Systems
Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics (since 2013)
Institute of Planetary Research
Institute of System Dynamics and Control
Institute of Space Systems
Institute of Communication and Navigation
Space Operations and Astronaut Training
Programmdirektion > Weltraum
Deposited By: Börner, Anko
Deposited On:28 Mar 2023 16:09
Last Modified:28 Mar 2023 23:56

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