PRPDC Acquires Clementine Documentation!

Thanks to Dr. Trevor Sorensen, who was the Lunar Mission Manager for the 1994 Clementine Mission to the Moon, and to the late Dr. Paul Spudis (Lunar and Planetary Institute) who contributed the Clementine documentation from Dr. Gene Shoemaker's collection, the PRPDC has now acquired much of the original documentation for this mission. In August 2018, we started to digitize these materials and make them available on our web site, but we still have a long way to go!

Mission patch, rendering of the spacecraft, and second mission patch.

First day cover for the mission.

At left, we see two of the classic lunar data sets collected by the Clementine mission. Top left is the iron map, and lower left is the titanium map.  At right we show two of Trevor's photos from the mission. Top right we see the DSPSE/TAMP Team after the spacecraft left lunar orbit in May 1994.  Back row (left to right) is Jay Middour, Alan Hope, Trevor Sorenson, Bob Dasenbrock and Dean Bakeris.   Front row Bermnie Kaufman and Richard Campion.  Bottom right, Trevor (Clementine Mission Manager) talks about the Moon with Triet Tran (Clementine Asteroid Mission Manager) and Richard Campion (Clementine Senior Mission Analyst).

Mission Description

April 30th, 1991 Briefing.
Bistatic Radar Experiment.
Clementine Analysis compared to Galileo mission.
Clementine Data Archiving 1.
Clementine Data Archiving 2.
Clementine 1 Launch Party.
Control System.
Critical Design Review (pt.1).
Critical Design Review (pt.2).
GNC Software Review.
Ground Segment.
Inter-stage Structure.
Launch Constraints.
List of the orbit-by-orbit Clementine reports.
Longwave Camera Documents.
Orbit-by-orbit summary of mission.
Post-Clementine 1 launch.
Post-Flyby Activities.
Preliminary UV/VIS Camera Calibration for Clementine 1.
Pre-Mapping Lunar orbit operations.
Primary Spacecraft Structure.
Selected letters related to the Clementine mission.
Sensor Bench.
Sensor Operations (Pt.1).
Sensor Operations (Pt.2).
Software Requirements.
Spacecraft Mass Properties.
Space Vehicle Experiments.
Space Vehicle Mechanisms.
Space Vehicle Overview.
Space Vehicle Requirements.

Ideas for Clementine 2 Mars Mission

Agenda for the planning meeting for this second mission, held March 27th/28th, 1997.
Clementine 2 Science objectives at the Moon.
Documents describing a Clementine Mars Mission to recover from the loss of Mars Orbiter in 1992.
June 7-8, 1993, Minutes.
Letters of support for Clementine 2.
Resultant Clementine 2 Science Team Report.
Science Impact to Clementine II Spacecraft, Flagstaff Briefing, May 1997.
Some of the view graphs presented at this March 1997 meeting.

Still to be digitized

Other materials in our collection but have not yet been digitized.