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Special Session: Exploring the Moon 1

Monday, March 11, 2024, 8:20 AM
Waterway Ballroom 5

Jacob Richardson
Eunhyeuk Kim
Mallory Kinczyk
8:20 AM
Session Introduction
8:25 AM
Robinson M. S.* Mahanti P. Bussey D. B. J. Carter L. M. Denevi B. W. Estes N. M. et al.
Seeing in the Shadows [#1669]
ShadowCam is a NASA instrument hosted onboard the Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter. We designed the instrument to acquire high-quality images of permanently shadowed regions. We will present a summary of the first year of operations.
8:35 AM
Choi Y.-J.* Jeong M. S. Kim S. S. Baek K. H. Cho E. J. Kim M. B. et al.
Results of the One-Year Operation of the Wide-Angle Polarimetic Camera Onboard Danuri [#1831]
The Danuri lunar orbiter, successfully launched on August 5, 2022, incorporates the Wide-Angle Polarimetric Camera (PolCam) as a scientific instrument. We will introduce preliminary results from a one-year operation.
8:45 AM
Kim K. J.* Kim S. Y. Hong I.-S. Park J. H. Choi Y. Kim Y. K. et al.
Preliminary Lunar Maps of U, K, and Th by the KPLO Gamma-Ray Spectrometer [#1884]
Preliminary lunar maps of U, K, Th by the KPLO Gamma-Ray Spectrometer (KGRS) are well compared with the previously published lunar maps. The KGRS elemental maps could be used for studies of lunar geology and resource prospecting.
8:55 AM
Yamashita N.* Prettyman T. H. Kim S. Choi Y. Kim K. J.
Emanation of Radon from the Lunar Surface Determined by the KPLO Gamma-Ray Spectrometer [#1388]
The emanation rate of radon from the lunar surface was derived using the KPLO gamma-ray data, providing a new perspective on equatorial volatiles and its implication of the geologic and tectonic features for the volatile release mechanism.
9:05 AM
Panel Q&A
9:25 AM
Denevi B. W.* Edgar L. A. Fassett C. I. Gross J. Heldmann J. L. Hurley D. M. et al.
Planetary Science Goals and Objectives for Artemis III Surface Activities [#1980]
Artemis III geology goals and objectives were designed to capture the importance and breadth of community priorities relevant the south polar region, and are focused on those that will drive crew activities or prioritization among landing sites.
9:35 AM
Evans C. A.* Young K. E. Graff T. G. Gross J. Heldmann J. Petro N. et al.
Lunar and Planetary Science Training for Artemis Missions: 2024 Update [#1720]
Planetary geology training for the Artemis community is underway. We discuss 2023 milestones and 2024+ plans for lunar science classroom and field training objectives, and geology training to astronauts and the Artemis mission support personnel.
9:45 AM
Lim D. S. S.* Mirmalek Z. Colaprete A. Lees D. Shirley M. Balaban E. et al.
VIPER Science Operations: Science Traverse Planning, Perspectives, Processes and Tools [#1646]
This abstract gives an overview of the methods and development activities towards defining, operationalizing, and tracking scientific objectives and goals throughout VIPER surface operations.
9:55 AM
Chertok M. A.* Costello E. S. Lucey P. G. Ireland S. M. Wolf A. S. Ito A. A.
Quantifying the Highly Variable Thickness of the Highlands Regolith and Implications for the Artemis Landing Sites [#1149]
The lunar highlands regolith thickness is quantified by comparing the frequency of rocky craters in the maria and highlands. Results are discussed in the context of Artemis landing site selection.
10:05 AM
Panel Q&A
10:25 AM
Megala S.* Das T. P. Chandrayaan-3 team 
Chandrayaan-3 in the Context of Indian Lunar Science Programme [#1864]
This paper provides an overview of Chandrayaan-3 mission covering the spacecraft and mission aspects, payloads and the preliminary science findings. In-situ observations from 69°S will provide ground truth to remote sensing data.
10:35 AM
Amitabh * Suresh K. Iyer K. V. Prashar A. K. Verma S. Abdullah S. A. Z.
Detecting the Effect of Chandrayaan-3 Lander Engine Plume on Lunar Surface Dust Using Lander Imager, OHRC and NavCam Images [#1411]
This paper describes interaction between the Chandrayaan-3 Lander plume and the lunar surface as well as movement and distribution of lunar dust on basis of analysis of Chandrayaan-3 descent Lander Imager (LI) images and Chandrayaan-2 OHRC images.
10:45 AM
Yang H.*
Subsurface Structures Detected by Chang’e-4 Lunar Ground Penetrating Radar for 40 Months, a Longest Period Never Before [#2320]
LPR on the Chang’E 4 rover is a direct way to subsurface structures beneath the SPA. This paper will bring 40 lunar days of observations, from the beginning date for the rover landed, from 2019 to 2022. It’s so far the longest profile in the world.
10:55 AM
Wang X.* Head J. W. Qian Y. Zhao W. Liu J. Gao Y. et al.
Possible Lithological Types and Scientific Significance of the Sample to be Returned by Chang'E-6 Mission [#1873]
Based on our current studies on the geology of the Chang’E 6 landing sites, we present a preliminary predication about the materials that could be sampled by CE-6 and the associated geologic issues that could be addressed by these samples.
11:05 AM
Panel Q&A
11:25 AM
Session Closure