TP5

Lunar Science and Exploration
Convener: B.H. Foing  | Co-Conveners: H. Hiesinger , J. Carpenter 
Oral Program
 / Thu, 11 Sep, 14:00–17:30 / Room Uranus
 / Fri, 12 Sep, 09:00–12:18 / 14:00–17:33 / Room Jupiter
Poster Program
 / Attendance Thu, 11 Sep, 17:45–19:15 / Poster Area
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This session will highlight latest results on the Moon from recent missions. It will address key questions on lunar geochemistry, geophysics, evolution, environment, volatiles relevant for planetary research. We plan overview talks, contributed oral or poster presentations and workshop discussions. SMART-1 entered in lunar orbit 10 years ago, and an international fleet of orbiters has unveiled new faces of the Moon and new questions. The Chang’e 3 lander and rover surface activities have opened a new era towards a lunar robotic village with strong opportunities for science and exploration. We shall discuss EPSC community inputs developing ILEWG/COSPAR and global roadmaps for robotic/human exploration. How can the community support and prepare for upcoming lunar lander or orbital missions? The workshop will include the discussion of strategic measurements needed for exploration, and of possible science or instrument contributions.