lunar spacecraft

lunar spacecraft

[′lü·nər ′spās‚kraft]
(aerospace engineering)
A spacecraft designed for flight to the moon.
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Even though every landing or crash site for lunar spacecraft is too small to detect from Earth, I like to closely observe the landscapes of the landing areas.
UPDATE: No lunar spacecraft cracked the moon's crust or was swallowed by its dust.
It added the Milestone Prizes to recognize the technological achievements and associated financial hurdles faced by the teams as they prepare their lunar spacecraft.
Timing lunar occultations is still a valuable pursuit although the emphasis is changing as lunar spacecraft improve our knowledge of the lunar limb profile.
For the Apollo missions, it was deemed more cost-effective to launch one rocket carrying astronauts and the lunar spacecraft.
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Reports indicate that the temperature inside India's first unmanned lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 has gone over 50 degrees Celsius, prompting scientists to explore various options to cool down the unexpected surge.
India's first unmanned lunar spacecraft, Chandrayaan I successfully placed the Indian flag on the moon (or lunar surface) on Friday, November 14.
Various lunar spacecraft gradually provided images of the entire far side, but it wasn't until the Clementine mission in 1994 that a single spacecraft imaged nearly the entire surface.
June 17, 2009 Spacecraft Notes Clementine Global maps (UV, visible, IR) Lunar Prospector Mapped surface composition SMART-1 Used ion-drive propulsion Kaguya (SELENE) Carried two subsatellites, HDTV Chang'e-1 First Chinese lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 Found evidence of water Lunar Recon.
A number of lunar spacecraft successfully completed their missions and were guided to hard landings.