Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[P-PS08] Lunar science and exploration

Thu. May 30, 2019 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Hiroshi Nagaoka(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Masahiro KAYAMA(Department of Earth and Planetary Material Sciences, Faculty of Science, Tohoku University), Masaki N Nishino(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science), Tomokatsu Morota(Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University)

[PPS08-P09] Objective and Current Development Status of Multi-Band Camera on SLIM

*Yusuke Nakauchi1, Kazuto Saiki2, Makiko Ohtake1, Hiroaki Shiraishi1, Chikatoshi Honda3, Hiroyuki Sato1, Yoshiaki Ishihara4, Takao Maeda5, Masatsugu Otsuki1, Sin-ichiro Sakai1, Shujiro Sawai1, SLIM Project Team (1.Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 2.Osaka University, 3.Aizu University, 4.National Institute for Environmental Studie, 5.Chuo University)

Keywords:Moon, SLIM, reflectance spectra, Olivine

Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) project is on going in JAXA. The main objective of this project is to demonstrate various techniques for “pin-point landing” on the moon. SLIM spacecraft is a small lander. It is designed to achieve “pin-point landing” to 100 meter-order error circle. In order to “pin-point landing” of this level, SLIM mission will demonstrate new image-based onboard navigation system and autonomous landing along with several other new technologies (e.g. “tow stage” landing sequence, metal shock absorbers). The SLIM spacecraft weight is ~730 kg wet mass and ~200 kg class dry mass, both of which are more lightweight than previous lunar landers. The spacecraft will be launched with a Japanese rocket H-IIA in 2021 or 2022. Landing on (25.2ºE, 13.3ºS) located in the west of Mare Nectaris is planned.

After landing, SLIM project is planning to observe around landing site using Multi-Band Camera (MBC). The observational mission is positioned as extra success. MBC will observe olivine and estimate Mg# of it. MBC is a compact VIS-NIR camera composed of an imaging sensor (InGaAs), a filter-wheel with 10 band-pass filters, a telephoto optical system, and a movable mirror for panning and tilting. The sensor has sensitivity at wavelength from 700 to 1700 nm, which covers the characteristic ab-sorption bands of lunar minerals. The telephoto optical system can focus on an object from 1.5 to 30 m distance. The imaging sensor has 640 × 512 pixels with 20 µm pitch. The 4º field of view corresponds to the spatial sampling of 1.3 mm per pixel at 10 m from the lander. Using the movable mirror, observable scanning area is ~50º in azimuth and ~70º in elevation. This makes it possible to observe the size distribution of boulders around the lander. The observation wavelength of band pass filters were selected 10 bands: 750, 920, 950, 970, 1000, 1050, 1100, 1250, 1550, and 1650 nm. The width of their bands is 30nm.