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The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment

Paige, D. A. and Foote, M. C. and Greenhagen, B. T. and Schofield, J. T. and Calcutt, S. and Vasavada, A. R. and Preston, D. J. and Taylor, F. W. and Allen, C. C. and Snook, K. J. and Jakosky, B. M. and Murray, B. C. and Soderblom, L. A. and Jau, B. and Loring, S. and Bulharowski, J. and Bowles, N. E. and Thomas, I. R. and Sullivan, M. T. and Avis, C. and De Jong, E. M. and Hartford, W. and McCleese, D. J. (2010) The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment. Space Science Reviews, 150 (1-4). pp. 125-160. ISSN 0038-6308.

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The Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment on NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will be the first instrument to systematically map the global thermal state of the Moon and its diurnal and seasonal variability. Diviner will measure reflected solar and emitted infrared radiation in nine spectral channels with wavelengths ranging from 0.3 to 400 microns. The resulting measurements will enable characterization of the lunar thermal environment, mapping surface properties such as thermal inertia, rock abundance and silicate mineralogy, and determination of the locations and temperatures of volatile cold traps in the lunar polar regions.

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Additional Information:© The author(s) 2009. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited. Received: 24 January 2009; Accepted: 7 May 2009; Published online: 26 June 2009. We thank the following individuals for their contributions to the Diviner experiment: Henry Awaya and Nick Emis—Thermal Design, John Bousman—Mechanical Integration, Scott Nolte—Electronics and Integration support, Bradley Drake—Electronics assembly, Robert Hughes—Thermal Analysis, Peter Barry, Kim Plourde—Mission Assurance, Nick Taylor—Reliability, James Aragon—Quality Assurance, Robert Stephenson—Structures, Mike O’Connell—Dynamics, Todd Newell Environmental Requirements, Valsamual Galaske—Mechanical Design, Paul Willis—Materials, Yuri Beregovski—Optics, Orland Harrison, Lee Wigglesworth—Electrical Ground Test Equipment, Albert Chen—Electronics, Cami Vongsouthy—Safety, Kelly Stanford—Electronic Parts, Tom Pierce—Electrical Compatibility, John Diehl—Ground Data Systems, Glenn Aveni—Contamination Control, Joyce Grunwald—Contract Manager, Laurie Guay—budgeting, Tarek Baayon and Amy Liu—Scheduling, Paul Cate—Procurement Support, Jon Temple—Design and Manufacture, Jason Perry—Filter Frame Development, Gary Hawkins and Richard Sherwood—Multilayer Filters, Peter Ade and Carol Tucker—Mesh Filters, Stewart Biggar—Goniometry, Mike Jakobson—Spectrophotometry, Paul Hayne, Michaela Shopland, Matt Siegler, Tim Tran and Joann Zhang—Thermal Vacuum Testing Support, Young Park and Thomas Luchik—Management Support, Arlin Bartels—Payload Management. The research described in this paper carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, was done so under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Subject Keywords:Moon · Lunar · Diviner · Thermal · Radiometer · Mapping · Temperature · Infrared · Mineralogy · Petrology · LRO · Reconnaissance Orbiter
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Official Citation:Paige, D.A., Foote, M.C., Greenhagen, B.T. et al. Space Sci Rev (2010) 150: 125. doi:10.1007/s11214-009-9529-2
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