Seminars

Lecturer: Futaana Yoshifumi
Date: 2016-11-17 10:00
Place: Aniara

SELMA, a scientific mission to the Moon proposed as ESA M5 mission candidate

SELMA (Surface, Environment, and Lunar Magnetic Anomalies) is a mission
to investigate the lunar environment and surface interactions, proposed as
a ESA's M5 mission candidate. The mission SELMA is lead of IRF Kiruna.
In this talk we presentation the science of SELMA and the suggested SELMA mission configuration.

SELMA science questions are:
• What is the origin of water on the Moon?
• How do the “volatile cycles” on the Moon work?
• How do the lunar mini-magnetospheres work?
• What is the influence of dust on the lunar environment and surface?

SELMA uses:
• unique combination of remote sensing via UV, IR, and energetic neutral atoms and local
measurements of plasma, exospheric gasses, and dust;
• impact experiment to investigate volatile content in the soil of the permanently shadowed area
of the Shackleton crater;
• impact probe to sound the Reiner-Gamma mini-magnetosphere and its interaction with the
surface.

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Last changed 2016-11-11 11:32:44 by Uwe Raffalski