Lunar-A is an ISAS (Japan) mission scheduled for launch in 2006 at the earliest. The Lunar-A mission is designed to image the surface of the Moon, to monitor moonquakes, measure the near-surface thermal properties and heat flux, and to study the lunar core and interior structure. Lunar-A consists of an orbiter equipped with a mapping camera and two penetrators containing seismometers and heat flow instruments.

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Last Updated: 20 January 2005, DRW