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The Lunar Volatile Resources Analysis Package

Morse, Andrew; Barber, Simeon; Dewar, Kevin; Pillinger, Judith; Sheridan, Simon; Wright, Ian; Gibson, Everett; Merifield, Jim; Howe, Chris; Waugh, Lester and Pillinger, Colin (2012). The Lunar Volatile Resources Analysis Package. In: European Lunar Symposium, 19-20 Apr 2012, Berlin, Germany.

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The presence and abundance of lunar volatiles is an important consideration for ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilisation) since this is likely to be a part of a strategy for supporting long term human exploration of the moon. The Lunar Volatile Resources Analysis Package (L-VRAP) is part of the provisional payload for the ESA European Lander [1] and aims to measure the abundance and chemical/isotopic composition of volatiles from regolith samples and the lunar exosphere.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Authors
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Space
Item ID: 33719
Depositing User: Andrew Morse
Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 15:57
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2019 02:05
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