31st Annual Meeting of the DPS, October 1999
Session 8. Science and Technology of Future Space Missions Posters
Poster Group I, Monday-Wednesday, October 11, 1999, , Kursaal Center

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[8.08] D-CIXS: Lunar investigation using the Compact X-Ray Spectrometer on SMART-1

M. Grande, R. Browning, N. Waltham, B. Kent, B. Kellett, C. H. Perry, B. Swinyard, K. Phillips (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK), J. Huovenin (University of Helsinki Observatory, Finland), N. Thomas, S. Livi, B. Wilken (Max Plank Institute fur Aeronomie, Lindau, Germany), D. Hughes, H. Alleyne (University of Sheffield, UK), M. Grady (Natural History Museum, London, UK), R. Lundin, S. Barabash (Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna, Sweden), D. Baker (Lab. For Atmos. And Space Physics, University of Colorado, USA), C. D. Murray (Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, UK), J. Guest, S. Dunkin (University College London Observatory, UK)

The D-CIXS Compact X-ray Spectrometer will provide high quality spectroscopic mapping of the Moon, the primary science target of the SMART-1 mission. At the same time it will demonstrate a radically novel approach to building a type of instrument essential for the Mercury cornerstone mission. It will achieve ground breaking science within a resource envelope far smaller than previously thought possible for this type of instrument, using new technology which does not require cold running, with its associated overheads to the spacecraft, and which is radiation tolerant, essential to many potential and future science targets. It consists of a high throughput spectrometer, which will perform spatially localised X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, and a solar monitor to provide the calibration of the illumination necessary to produce global map of absolute Lunar elemental abundances.

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