Preliminary Results of Lunar Topography by KAGUYA-LALT Mission

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The Laser Altimeter (LALT) on board the main orbiter of KAGUYA (SELENE) started nominal observation on December 30, 2007 for mapping the lunar topography. As of March 31, 2008, LALT has obtained about 6.7 million topographic data and the return rate is 97%. Several qualifications of the data to produce reliable topography are now in progress. The present status and preliminary results are reported in this article.

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  • TRANSACTIONS OF THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES, SPACE TECHNOLOGY JAPAN

    TRANSACTIONS OF THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES, SPACE TECHNOLOGY JAPAN 7(ists26), Tk_23-Tk_25, 2009

    THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES

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