Moon4You: A combined Raman / LIBS instrument for lunar exploration

E.C. Laan, B. Ahlers, W. van Westrenen, J. Heiligers, A. Wielders

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    Moon4You is a project led by the Dutch Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO, with partners from industry and universities in the Netherlands that aims to provide a combined Raman/LIBS instrument as scientific payload for lunar exploration missions. It is the first time that Raman spectroscopy and LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy) are combined into one miniaturised instrument with minimum mass, volume and use of resources and can deliver data-products almost instantly. These characteristics make it the next-generation instrument for mineralogical and elemental (atomic) characterisation of lunar soil and rock samples, as well as for a host of other planetary exploration and terrestrial applications. © 2009 SPIE.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalProceedings of SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
    Issue number744114
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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