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Lunar Exploration Orbiter (LEO): Providing a Globally Covered, Highly Resolved, Integrated Geological, Geochemical and Gephysical Data Base of the Moon

Jaumann, R. and Spohn, T. and Hiesinger, H. and Jessberger, E.K. and Neukum, G. and Oberst, J. and Helbert, J. and Christensen, U. and Keller, H.U. and Mall, U. and Böhnhardt, H. and Hartogh, P. and Glassmeier, K.-H. and Auster, H.-U. and Moreira, A. and Werner, M. and Pätzold, M. and Palme, H. and Wimmer-Schweingruber, R. and Mandea, M. and Flechtner, F. and Lesur, V. and Häusler, B. and Srama, R. and Kempf, S. and Hördt, A. and Eichentopf, K. and Hauber, E. and Hoffmann, H. and Köhler, U. and Kührt, E. and Michaelis, H. and Pauer, M. and Sohl, F. and Denk, T. and van Gasselt, S. (2007) Lunar Exploration Orbiter (LEO): Providing a Globally Covered, Highly Resolved, Integrated Geological, Geochemical and Gephysical Data Base of the Moon. In: LEAG Workshop on Enabling Exploration: The Lunar Outpost and Beyond, 1371, abstract#3010. LEAG Workshop on Enabling Exploration: The Lunar Outpost and Beyond,, 2007-10-01 - 2007-10-05, Houston, TX (USA).

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Abstract

The German initiative for the Lunar Exploration Orbiter (LEO) originated from the national conference “Exploration of our Solar System”, held in Dresden in November 2006. Major result of this conference was that the Moon is of high interest for the scientific community for various reasons, it is affordable to perform an orbiting mission to Moon and it insures technological and scientific progress necessary to assist further exploration activities of our Solar System. Based on scientific proposals elaborated by 50 German scientists in January 2007, a preliminary payload of 12 instruments was defined. Further analysis were initated by DLR in the frame of two industry contracts, to perform a phase-zero mission definition. The Moon, our next neighbour in the Solar System is the first choice to learn, how to work and live without the chance of immediate support from earth and to get prepared for further and farther exploration missions. We have to improve our scientific knowledge base with respect to the Moon applying modern and state of the art research tools and methods. LEO is planed to be launched in 2012 and shall orbit the Moon for about four years in a low altitude orbit.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/52819/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Lunar Exploration Orbiter (LEO): Providing a Globally Covered, Highly Resolved, Integrated Geological, Geochemical and Gephysical Data Base of the Moon
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Jaumann, R.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Spohn, T.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hiesinger, H.Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jessberger, E.K.Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Neukum, G.Freie Universität BerlinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Oberst, J.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Helbert, J.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Christensen, U.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Keller, H.U.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mall, U.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Böhnhardt, H.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hartogh, P.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Glassmeier, K.-H.Universität BraunschweigUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Auster, H.-U.Universität BraunschweigUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Moreira, A.Universität BraunschweigUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Werner, M.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pätzold, M.Universität KölnUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Palme, H.Universität KölnUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wimmer-Schweingruber, R.Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu KielUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mandea, M.Universität Braunschweig, GeoForschungsZentrum PotsdamUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Flechtner, F.GeoForschungsZentrum PotsdamUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lesur, V.GeoForschungsZentrum PotsdamUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Häusler, B.Universität der Bundeswehr MünchenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Srama, R.Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, HeidelbergUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kempf, S.Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, HeidelbergUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hördt, A.Universität BraunschweigUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Eichentopf, K.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hauber, E.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hoffmann, H.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Köhler, U.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kührt, E.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Michaelis, H.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pauer, M.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sohl, F.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Denk, T.Freie Universität BerlinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
van Gasselt, S.Freie Universität BerlinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:October 2007
Journal or Publication Title:LEAG Workshop on Enabling Exploration: The Lunar Outpost and Beyond
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:1371
Page Range:abstract#3010
Series Name:LPI Contribution
Status:Published
Keywords:LEO, MOON, Solar System, orbiter
Event Title:LEAG Workshop on Enabling Exploration: The Lunar Outpost and Beyond,
Event Location:Houston, TX (USA)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2007-10-01 - 2007-10-05
Organizer:LPI
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W - no assignment
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - no assignment (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research
Deposited By: Wählisch, Marita
Deposited On:15 Jan 2008
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:21

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