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The Los Alamos neutron spectrometer for the Lunar Scout-1 missionWe review the current status of the Los Alamos program to develop a neutron spectrometer for the Lunar Scout-1 mission, which is the first of two such missions to obtain global compositional, gravity, topography, and image maps of the lunar surface during nominal one-year missions. The neutron spectrometer will measure fast and slow (epithermal and thermal) neutrons in the ranges of 0.5 MeV to 25 MeV and 0.01 eV to more than 1 keV, respectively. The neutron spectrometer will consist of two independent instruments, a fast-neutron one, and a thermal and epithermal one. The measured neutron fluxes are very sensitive to hydrogen in the top meter of the lunar surface and provide additional information about lunar composition.
Document ID
19940007566
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Auchampaugh, George (Los Alamos National Lab. NM, United States)
Barraclough, Bruce (Los Alamos National Lab. NM, United States)
Byrd, Roger (Los Alamos National Lab. NM, United States)
Drake, Darrell (Los Alamos National Lab. NM, United States)
Feldman, William (Los Alamos National Lab. NM, United States)
Moss, Calvin (Los Alamos National Lab. NM, United States)
Reedy, Robert (Los Alamos National Lab. NM, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., Twenty-fourth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Part 1: A-F
Subject Category
INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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