[Clementine spacecraft diagram] [Full Moon image]
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Clementine (1994)

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The Clementine mission mapped most of the lunar surface at a number of resolutions and wavelengths from UV to IR. The spacecraft was launched on January 25, 1994 at 16:34 and the nominal lunar mission lasted until the spacecraft left lunar orbit on May 3. The image of the full Moon at the top of the page was taken on orbit 100, 15 March 1994 at 00:01:26 UT from 2200 Km by the Star Tracker camera. Clementine had five different imaging systems on-board. The UV/Visible camera had a filter wheel with six different filters, ranging from 415 nm to 1000 nm, and including a broad-band filter covering 400 to 950 nm. The Near Infrared camera also had a six-filter wheel, ranging from 1100 nm to 2690 nm. The Longwave Infrared camera had a wavelength range of 8000 to 9500 nm. The Hi-Res imager had a broad-band filter from 400 to 800 nm and four other filters ranging from 415 to 750 nm. The Star Tracker camera was also used for imaging.

[Tycho crater] [Chant crater]

The first image above shows Tycho crater (43S, 12W) from the UV/Vis camera with the 1000 nm filter. The image was taken on Orbit 40 on 28 Feb 1994, 13:17:00 UT at an altitude of 425 Km. The second image shows Chant crater (40S, 109W, diameter 45 Km) from the UV/Vis camera at 900 nm. It was taken on orbit 76 on 8 Mar 1994, 00:18:20 UT at an altitude of 444 Km. North is upward in both images.

[Tycho crater]
Color ratio image of the center of Tycho crater

 Further Information on the Clementine Mission
 Detailed information on Clementine from the NSSDCA Master Catalog
 Lunar Images at the NSSDCA Photo Gallery

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Dr. David R. Williams, dave.williams@nasa.gov
NSSDCA, Mail Code 690.1
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Last Updated: 11 December 2003, DRW