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PRPDC Acquires Clementine Documentation!

Clementine Document Search

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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!

We note that an excellent summary of the Clementine mission is provided by Sorensen and Spudis (2005) "The Clementine mission - A 10-year perspective". J. Earth System Science 114, 645 - 668. To see some of the Moon images collected by the Clementine spacecraft, check out the Lunar and Planetary Institute's Summary of Mission and Arizona State University's Clementine Color Images. Research quality Clementine data can be accessed via the PDS Geosciences Node.

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 Trajectory Analysis and Mission Planning (TAMP) Team after the spacecraft left lunar orbit in May 1994. Back row (left to right) is Jay Middour, Alan Hope, Trevor Sorensen, Bob Dasenbrock and Dean Bakeris. Front row Bernie Kaufman and Richard Campion. Bottom right, Trevor (Clementine Lunar Mission Manager) talks about the Moon with Triet Tran (Clementine Asteroid Mission Manager) and Richard Campion (Clementine Senior Mission Analyst).

Flight Software

We have access to much of the GNC Software. Please contact us if you are interested -- but note that we may have to restrict access to authorized users as this source code was produced by NRL contractors. The following is a list of what we have.

Volume 1

Executive. Given all necessary data, create the message to send to ADAC to command the necessary attitude.
Attitude Determination and Control (ADAC)

Volume 2

Math Utilities. Math Definitions and Functions used by GNC Software
PROM version for Attitude Determination and Control
Delta V Thruster Maneuver Burn Sequence Functions
Auto Scheduler to generate the lunar mapping events table
Orbit Propagator

Volume 3

Image Processing Executive, handles all SAMS and events associated with the image processing software (except star tracker)
Limb Detection
Huffman Encoding algorithm for image compression
HighRes Camera Control
LWIR Camera Control
NIR Camera Control
UV Camera Control

Volume 4

Star Tracker.

For More Information:

University of Hawaiʻi NASA PRPDC

Phone: (808) 956-3132

Email: prpdc @ higp.hawaii.edu