USRA Selects Awardees for LCROSS Observation Campaign
Working with both NASA’s Ames Research Center and Marshall Space Flight Center, USRA issued a call for proposals for observation activities in
- “Accessing LCROSS Ejecta: Water Vapor and Particle Size and Composition from Keck, Gemini, and the IRFT Telescopes,” Southwest Research Institute, Dr.
Eliot Young(Principle Investigator).
- “LCROSS Lunar Plume Observations with the Apache Point Observatory,”
New Mexico State University, Dr. Nancy Chanover(Principle Investigator).
- “Multi-spectral Imaging of the LCROSS Impact,” Southwest Research Institute, Dr.
Marc Buie(Principle Investigator).
- “Searching for Polar Water Ice During the LCROSS Impact Using the MMT Observatory,”
University of Arizona, Dr. Faith Vilas(Principle Investigator).
“Everyone involved in the selection process was very pleased at the high quality of the submissions that we received,” observed Dr.
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