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Clementine Information
Clementine Mission Information from the CD-ROM VOLINFO.TXT file Assembled from many sources by: Eric Eliason Planetary Data System - Imaging Node Branch of Astrogeology United States Geological Survey

Clementine Mission
Clementine Mission. Assembled from many sources by: Eric Eliason Planetary Data System - Imaging Node Branch of Astrogeology United States Geological Survey. October 1, 1994.

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From: (Dick Buenneke) Newsgroups:,, Subject: Clementine: the official story

Clementine/DSPSE Program Homepage
Clementine (also known as Deep Space Probe Science Experiment) is a Department of Defense BMDO Program to demonstrate a new generation of technology for DOD and civilian space applications. Clementine has two major phases to it's mission: 70 Days in lunar orbit, mapping in great detail the entire lunar surface [this phase occured between February 6th, 1994 and May 5th, 1994]; and performing a close pass to an earth crossing asteroid, 1620 Geographos, which occured on August 31st, 1994. This homepage has extensive resouces on this mission including numerous images.

Naval Research Laboratory The Deep Space Program Science Experiment (DSPSE), the first of a series of Clementine technology demonstrations jointly sponsored by the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA ), launched in early 1994. Its principal objective is to space qualify lightweight imaging sensors and component technologies for the next generation of Department of Defense (DoD) spacecraft. [ a massive site with lotsa images and other stuff ]

Clementine - USGS Images
US Geological Survey Flagstaff Image Processing Facility The Clementine spacecraft successfully mapped the Moon with 4 cameras over the period February through May 1994. From these new data it will be possible to map the mineralogy (rock types) of the entire Moon, a truly unprecedented feat in the history of planetary exploration. In addition to the multispectral mapping cameras the Clementine spacecraft also carried a laser altimeter. The laser altimetry data will make possible the first ever uniform global lunar topographic map. [ this site has several intersting maps of the entire Lunar surface ]

Clementine Geophysics
Johns Hopkins Planetary Geodynamics Group Clementine data products produced by NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center and Johns Hopkins University are available via anonymous ftp. Shape and internal structure of the Moon from the Clementine mission maps and images are contained at this site.

Clementine Images on the Moon
NASA's Lunar Planetary Institute has a few maps and images returned by the Clementine Mission and processed under the direction of Dr. Paul Spudis.

Clementine (1994)
NASA's Space Science Data Center 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.

Lunar Orbit Mission Design and Orbit Maneuver Computation for the Clementine Mission
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center -- Clementine, also called the Deep Space Program Science Experiment (DSPSE), was a mission of the U.S. government's Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) with major participation by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), NASA, and numerous other government and industry organizations.

Clementine Mission
Eric Eliason, United States Geological Survey, October 1, 1994. The Clementine spacecraft was built at the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, and carried sensors, attitude control systems and software designed and built by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

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