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Lunar orbital mass spectrometer experimentThe experiment to measure the composition and distribution of the ambient lunar atmosphere by mass spectrometer is reported. The lunar orbital mass spectrometer is described along with the calibration procedures for the instrument. Preliminary results indicate that a large number of gas molecules were observed in the vicinity of the spacecraft in lunar orbit. Many of these molecules are considered to be of spacecraft origin.
Document ID
19720015183
Document Type
Other
Authors
Hoffman, J. H. (Texas Univ. Dallas, United States)
Hodges, R. R. (Texas Univ. Dallas, United States)
Evans, D. E. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1972
Publication Information
Publication: Apollo 15 Prelim. Sci. Rept.
Subject Category
SPACE SCIENCES
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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