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PS2.3

Lunar Science and Exploration
Convener: Bernard Foing  | Co-Convener: Harald Hiesinger 
Orals
 / Fri, 12 Apr, 13:30–17:00  / Room Y2
Posters
 / Attendance Fri, 12 Apr, 08:30–10:00  / Red Posters
<table class="mo_scheduling_string" style="border-collapse: collapse; clear:left;"><tr><td style="vertical-align: top;"><span class="apl_addon_standard_action_link" style="text-decoration: none;">Poster Summaries & Discussions</span>:&nbsp;<a href="https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2013/session/13664" target="_blank" title="Open PSD23.2 Details" style="clear:left;">PSD23.2</a> &nbsp;/ <span class="mo_scheduling_string_time">Fri, 12 Apr, 10:30</span><span class="mo_scheduling_string_time">&ndash;11:15</span> &nbsp;/ <span class="mo_scheduling_string_place" title=""></span> &nbsp;</td></tr></table>
The EGU PS2.3 session "Lunar Science and Exploration" will address:
- Recent lunar results: geochemistry, geophysics in the context of open planetary science and exploration
- Synthesis of results from SMART-1, Kaguya, Chang-E1 and Chang-E2, Chandrayaan-1, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and LCROSS impactor, Artemis
- First results from GRAIL
- Goals and Status of missions under preparation:
Ladee, orbiters, Luna-Glob/Chandrayaan-2, Google Lunar X Prize, Luna Grunt, Future landers
- Precursor missions, instruments and investigations for landers, rovers, sample return, and human lunar sorties
- The future international lunar exploration programme towards a global robotic village and permanent lunar base

Lunar science and exploration are having a renaissance with new and exciting missions being developed by China, the US, Japan, India, Russia and Europe, and with the perspective of robotic and human exploration.

The session will include invited and contributed talks as well as a panel discussion and interactive posters with short oral introduction.