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Requests for information

Hello, I am a volunteer of Team FREDNET coordinating communications with Lunarpedia. We regularly need information about the space and lunar environment to support development of our lunar mission, and would be very appreciative if Lunarpedia contributors are able to help us out. I'm adding requests for such information in the list below, in order of importance (most important at top). Not all requests for information are 'mission critical', but in any event it will help draw as complete a picture of the mission environment as possible.--Anders Feder 13:56, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

  • Radiation enviroment throughout mission. We need a thorough characterization of the radiation environment throughout a mission from the Earth to the Moon, including on Earth, in transit and on the Moon. It must be detailed enough to allow our engineers to design appropriate radiation shielding from the information. --Anders Feder 14:21, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Regolith composition at Apollo landing sites. The composition of regolith varies greatly with location on the Moon. We need to know the composition of the surface material at our landing site to calculate its frictional properties, which in turn will be used to design our rover. We have not selected a landing site yet, but it will most likely be one of the heritage Apollo landing sites. Hence, we need to know the exact geological composition of the lunar regolith at these sites. Since surface samples were taken by the Apollo astronauts, this information should be available from NASA in some form.--Anders Feder 13:56, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
Apollo Sample Catalogs - Jarogers2001 08:54, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Illuminance on the lunar surface. We are trying to figure out how (particulary, how brightly) objects on the lunar surface (not the lunar surface itself) are illuminated at various times of lunar day. We need this information to design visual systems (cameras) for our lander and rover. At least three sources of illuminance has to be taken into consideration: sunshine (light from the Sun), earthshine (sunlight reflected by Earth), and moonshine (sunlight reflected by the lunar surface itself). --Anders Feder 14:14, 3 January 2009 (UTC)