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LUVMI: A concept of low footprint lunar volatiles mobile instrumentation

Gancet, Jeremi, Urbina, Diego, Kullack, Karsten, Reiss, Philipp, Biswas, Janos, Sheridan, Simon, Barber, Simeon, Murray, Neil, Rushton, Joseph, Richter, Lutz , Dobrea, Diana, Salini, Joseph, Madakashira, Hemanth Kumar, Govindaraj, Shashank, Aked, Richard, Surdo, Leonardo, Ceglia, Enrico, Pitcher, Craig, Evagora, Anthony and Reganaz, Mattia LUVMI: A concept of low footprint lunar volatiles mobile instrumentation In: 14th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation, 2017-06-20-2017-06-22, Leiden, The Netherlands.

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The International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) identifies one of the first exploration steps as in situ investigations of the Moon or asteroids. Europe is developing payload concepts for drilling and sample analysis, a contribution to a 250kg rover as well as for sample return. To achieve these missions, ESA depends on international partnerships. Such missions will be seldom, expensive and the drill/sample site selected will be based on observations from orbit not calibrated with ground truth data. Many of the international science community’s objectives can be met at lower cost, or the chances of mission success improved and the quality of the science increased by making use of an innovative, low mass, mobile robotic payload following the LEAG recommendations. As a main objective LUVMI is designed specifically for operations at the South Pole of the Moon with a payload accommodated by a novel lightweight mobile platform (rover) with a range of several kilometers. Over the 2 years duration of the project, the scientific instruments payload will be developed and validated up to TRL 6. LUVMI targets being ready for flight in 2020 on an ESA mission partially supported by private funding.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Gancet, Jeremi
Urbina, Diego
Kullack, Karsten
Reiss, Philipp
Biswas, Janos
Sheridan, Simon
Barber, Simeon
Murray, Neil
Rushton, Joseph
Richter, Lutz
Dobrea, Diana
Salini, Joseph
Madakashira, Hemanth Kumar
Govindaraj, Shashank
Aked, Richard
Surdo, Leonardo
Ceglia, Enrico
Evagora, Anthony
Reganaz, Mattia
Funders : European Commission Horizon 2020 programme
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2017 ESA
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Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 06 Sep 2019 10:08
Last Modified : 06 Sep 2019 10:08

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