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Apollo lunar sounder experiment

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Abstract

The scientific objectives of the Apollo lunar sounder experiment (ALSE) are (1) mapping of subsurface electrical conductivity structure to infer geological structure, (2) surface profiling to determine lunar topographic variations, (3) surface imaging, and (4) measuring galactic electromagnetic radiation in the lunar environment. The ALSE was a three-frequency, wide-band, coherent radar system operated from lunar orbit during the Apollo 17 mission.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Apollo lunar sounder experiment
Series number:
330
Year Published:
1973
Language:
English
Publisher:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Astrogeology Science Center
Description:
26 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Apollo 17 preliminary science report (NASA SP-330)
First page:
22-1
Last page:
22-26
Other Geospatial:
Moon