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Lunar X-ray Imaging Spectrometer (LuXIS)

Whitepaper #362 submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032. Topics: surface/geological evolution; Mercury and/or the Moon; solar system formation, dynamics processes, and chronology

Published onMar 18, 2021
Lunar X-ray Imaging Spectrometer (LuXIS)

Lunar X-ray Imaging Spectrometer (LuXIS) is a SmallSat mission concept with a compact, highly radiation-tolerant, focusing X-ray telescope that identifies and spatially maps lunar crust and mantle materials excavated by impact craters, and also serves as a pathfinder for autonomous precision deep-space navigation using X-ray pulsars.


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