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L-DAP Lunar Dust Analysis Package

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:56
Contract Nr.: 
4000103149
GSP Ident.: 
xx
Keywords: 
Moon
ISRU
Volatiles
Dust
Lunar Lander
Microscope
Contractor: 
SEA Ltd
Subcontractor: 
Kayser Threde
TNO
Univ of Leicester
Univ. Bern
TUDelft
IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON
Nanosurf
Univ. of Amsterdam
Phasefocus
Country: 
UK
Start Date: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
End Date: 
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Description: 

The Lunar Dust Analysis Package or L-DAP comprises a number of instruments intended to measure the microscopic properties of lunar dust including:

-The size distribution of the lunar dust
-The structure of the dust grains
-The presence and abundance of key components (eg: nanophase Fe)
-The presence and concentration of specific minerals
-The percentage mass of key elements
-The abundance and distribution of H2O, OH and hydrated minerals
-Electrophysical properties and magnetic field and permittivity.

The package comprises:
-A combined Raman and Laser Induced Breakdown (LIB) spectroscope, consisting of a Raman optical head and spectrometer located within the package and an additional combined Raman-LIBS external optical head mounted to the Lunar Lander robotic arm which shares the spectrometer with the package-internal Raman system
-Anopticalmicroscope(OM)
-AnAtomicForceMicroscope(AFM)
-A sample delivery mechanism which delivers the dust from input chutes on the outside of the package to the microscopes and spectroscopes.
-Asupportingstructureandthermalhardware/equipment 6. ElectronicsandelectricalinterfacestotheLander.

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