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Inclination is one of the six orbital parameters describing the shape and orientation of a celestial orbit and is the angular distance of the orbital plane from the plane of the reference (usually planets equator or the ecliptic), stated in degrees.
The mission ended on 31 July 1999 at 9:52:02 UT (5:52:02 EDT) when Lunar Prospector was deliberately targeted to impact in a permanently shadowed area of the Shoemaker crater near the lunar south pole.
The Lunar Prospector GRS produced the first global measurements of gamma-ray spectra from the lunar surface, from which are derived the first "direct" measurements of the chemical composition for the entire lunar surface.
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 Lunar Prospector -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Lunar Prospector mission was the third selected by (An independent agency of the United States government responsible for aviation and spaceflight) NASA for full development and construction as part of the (Click link for more info and facts about Discovery Program) Discovery Program.
Based on Lunar Prospector Neutron Spectrometer (NS) data, mission scientists have determined that there is indeed (An ice containing no milk) water ice in the polar craters of the Moon -- an estimated 3 billion (A unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms) metric tons (260 billion gallons).
See for the newest gravity map (as of May 2005) based on Lunar Prospector data (values are expressed as deviation from the (An average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n) mean; therefore, negative values do not indicate antigravity).
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The Lunar Prospector was designed for a low polar orbit investigation of the Moon,including mapping of surface composition and possible polar ice deposits, measurements ofmagnetic and gravity fields, and study of lunar outgassing events.
The mission ended July 31, 1999 when the Lunar Prospector was deliberately targeted to impact in a permanently shadowed crater near the lunarsouth pole.
The missionended on 31 July 1999 at 9:52:02 UT (5:52:02 EDT) when Lunar Prospector was deliberately targeted to impact in a permanentlyshadowed area of a crater near the lunar south pole.
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 Lunar Prospector
Lunar Prospector was the third of NASA's Discovery missions.
Lunar Prospector was designed to determine the origin, evolution, and current state of resources of the Moon via low-altitude mapping of its surface composition, magnetic fields, gravity fields, and gas release events.
After launch, the Lunar Prospector had a 105 hour cruise to the Moon, followed by insertion into a near-circular 100 km altitude lunar polar orbit with a period of 118 minutes.
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The Lunar Prospector was designed for a low polar orbit investigation of the moon, including mapping of surface composition and possible polar ice deposits, measurements of magnetic and gravity fields, and study of lunar outgassing events.
The mission ended on July 31st 1999 when the Lunar Prospector was deliberately targeted to impact in a permanently shadowed crater near the lunar south pole.
The probe also carried a small part of the remains of Dr. Eugene Shoemaker, (April 28, 1928 - July 18, 1997), Astronomer and co-discovering the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 to the moon for a space burial.
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