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LunaH-Map CubeSat to map the Moon’s water deposits – SpaceFlight Insider

Arizona State University (ASU) is developing a small satellite that will search for hydrogen in lunar craters with the ultimate goal of creating the most detailed map of the Moon’s water deposits. The spacecraft, named the Lunar Polar Hydrogen Mapper (LunaH-Map), is expected to shed new light on the depth and distribution of water ice on the Moon.

Key Takeaways:

  • Arizona State University (ASU) is developing a small satellite that will search for hydrogen in lunar craters with the ultimate goal of creating the most detailed map of the Moon’s water deposits
  • The spacecraft, named the Lunar Polar Hydrogen Mapper (LunaH-Map), is expected to shed new light on the depth and distribution of water ice on the Moon.
  • The spectrometers will map the distribution of hydrogen at a spatial scale equal to approximately one-and-a-half times its orbital altitude.

“The spacecraft, named the Lunar Polar Hydrogen Mapper (LunaH-Map), is expected to shed new light on the depth and distribution of water ice on the Moon. Read more at http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/missions/solar-system/lunah-map-cubesat-to-map-“

http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/missions/solar-system/lunah-map-cubesat-to-map-the-moons-water-deposits/