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Lunar Magnetometer (LMAG)

NSSDCA ID: 2007-039A-09

Mission Name: Kaguya
Principal Investigator:Dr. Hideo Tsunakawa


The Lunar magnetometer (LMAG) is a 3-axis fluxgate magnetometer designed to measure the weak lunar magnetic field with a resolution of 0.5 nT. LMAG is mounted on the end of a 12 meter boom which extends from the top of the mission module. LMAG will sample at a rate of 32 Hz.

Alternate Names

  • Kaguya/LMAG
  • LMAG

Funding Agency

  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)


  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Hideo TsunakawaPrincipal InvestigatorTokyo Institute of

Selected References

  • Shimizu, H., et al., Ground calibration of the high-sensitivity SELENE lunar magnetometer LMAG, Earth Planets Space, 60, 353-363, doi:10.1186/BF03352800, Apr. 2008.
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