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The D-CIXS X-ray spectrometer on the SMART-1 mission to the Moon: first results

Grande, M. and Kellett, B.J. and Howe, C.J. and Perry, C.H. and Swinyard, B.M. and Dunkin, S. and Huovelin, J. and Alha, L. and d'Uston, L.C. and Maurice, S. and Gasnault, O. and Couturier Doux, S. and Barabash, S. and Joy, K.H. and Crawford, Ian A. and Lawrence, D.J. and Fernandes, V.A. and Casanova, I. and Wieczorek, M. and Thomas, N. and Mall, U. and Foing, B.H. and Hughes, D. and Alleyne, H. and Russell, S.S. and Grady, M. and Lundin, R. and Baker, D. and Murray, C.D. and Guest, J. and Christou, A. (2007) The D-CIXS X-ray spectrometer on the SMART-1 mission to the Moon: first results. Planetary and Space Science 55 (4), 494 - 502. ISSN 0032-0633.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2006.08.004

Abstract

The SMART-1 mission has recently arrived at the Moon. Its payload includes D-CIXS, a compact X-ray spectrometer. SMART-1 is a technology evaluation mission, and D-CIXS is the first of a new generation of planetary X-ray spectrometers. Novel technologies enable new capabilities for measuring the fluorescent yield of a planetary surface or atmosphere which is illuminated by solar X-rays. During the extended SMART-1 cruise phase, observations of the Earth showed strong argon emission, providing a good source for calibration and demonstrating the potential of the technique. At the Moon, our initial observations over Mare Crisium show a first unambiguous remote sensing of calcium in the lunar regolith. Data obtained are broadly consistent with current understanding of mare and highland composition. Ground truth is provided by the returned Luna 20 and 24 sample sets.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Moon, X-ray, composition
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2011 11:15
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:21
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/3995

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