NASA has selected an instrument developed by Mark Robinson, former graduate student at SOEST’s Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology and his team of investigators at Arizona State University and Malin Space Science Systems as a U.S. contribution to the Korea Aerospace Research Institute’s (KARI) first lunar exploration mission, Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO). ShadowCam will address Strategic Knowledge Gaps, or lack of information required to reduce risk, increase effectiveness, and improve the designs of future human and robotic missions. ShadowCam joins four KARI-developed instruments on KPLO. This builds upon Robinson’s earlier camera (LROC) which is already in lunar orbit.
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