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The Lunar Transit Telescope (LTT) - An early lunar-based science and engineering missionThe Sentinel, the soft-landed lunar telescope of the LTT project, is described. The Sentinel is a two-meter telescope with virtually no moving parts which accomplishes an imaging survey of the sky over almost five octaves of the electromagnetic spectrum from the ultraviolet into the infrared, with an angular resolution better than 0.1 arsec/pixel. The Sentinel will incorporate innovative techniques of interest for future lunar-based telescopes and will return significant engineering data which can be incorporated into future lunar missions. The discussion covers thermal mapping of the Sentinel, measurement of the cosmic ray flux, lunar dust, micrometeoroid flux, the lunar atmosphere, and lunar regolith stability and seismic activity.
Document ID
19930058140
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Mcgraw, John T. (Steward Observatory Tucson, AZ, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: In: Engineering, construction, and operations in space - III: Space '92; Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference, Denver, CO, May 31-June 4, 1992. Vol. 2 (A93-41976 17-12)
Subject Category
ASTRONOMY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG8-884
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-2752
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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