Space and Planetary Sciences(P)
Session Sub-categoryPlanetary Sciences(PS)
Session IDP-PS02
TitleLunar Science and Exploration
Short TitleLunar Science and Exploration
Main Convener NameMasaki N Nishino
AffiliationJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
Co-Convener 1NameMasahiro KAYAMA
AffiliationDepartment of General Systems Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Co-Convener 2NameHiroshi Nagaoka
AffiliationJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Co-Convener 3NameYusuke Nakauchi
AffiliationJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Session LanguageE
ScopeScientific data sets acquired by Japanese lunar mission SELENE (Kaguya) have become the standard of the lunar sciences. Other missions such as Chandrayaan-1, LRO, GRAIL, LCROSS, LADEE, Artemis, and Chang'e series as well as ground observations are also providing new knowledges of the Moon. Apollo/Luna samples and lunar meteorite analyses are also being advanced. In concurrence with these studies, some countries including Japan are planning near-future lunar missions. In this session, we will discuss scientific results based on newly acquired lunar data, strategies for future missions, lunar sample analyses, and theoretical and experimental studies of lunar sciences.
Presentation FormatOral and Poster presentation