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Uk lunar science missions: Moonlite & moonraker

Davies, P, Phipps, A, Taylor, M, Curiel, ADS, Baker, A, Gao, Y, Sweeting, M, Parker, D, Crawford, IA, Ball, AJ and Wilson, L (2007) Uk lunar science missions: Moonlite & moonraker In: 3rd International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies, 2007-06-14 - 2007-06-16, Istanbul, TURKEY.


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It has been 35 years since the last human presence on the Moon. Since then, our knowledge of the Solar System has expanded immeasurably, bringing us up against questions that are impossible to answer on Earth. There is now a global renewed interest in returning to the Moon, driven by the demands of science and as a stepping-stone for human exploration of the Solar System. The Moon provides a unique record of processes affecting evolution of terrestrial planets in early Solar System history (the first Gyr or so). This includes internal processes of geological evolution (e.g. differentiation and the first formation of a crust) and external processes caused by the environment (e.g. meteorite flux, interplanetary dust density, solar wind flux and composition, galactic cosmic ray flux) that are not as easily accessible anywhere else in our solar system.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Technology, Engineering, Aerospace, Engineering, Mechanical, Remote Sensing, Engineering
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Surrey Space Centre
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:47
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:36

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