TP4

Lunar Science and Exploration
Convener: B. Foing  | Co-Conveners: H. Hiesinger , M. Anand , R. Jaumann , S. Dellagnello , P. Pinet , D. Daou , G. Schmidt 
Oral Program
 / Wed, 30 Sep, 09:00–12:25  / 14:00–19:30  / Room Jupiter
Poster Program
 / Attendance Thu, 01 Oct, 17:45–19:15  / Poster Area
This session will highlight latest lunar science and exploration results, and 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. In the last decade, an international fleet of orbiters (SMART-1, Kaguya, Chang'e 1 & 2, Chandrayaan-1, LRO/LCROSS, Artemis, LADEE, GRAIL ) has unveiled new faces of the Moon with new discoveries and questions. The Chang’e 3 lander and rover have opened a new lunar decade of surface activities towards a lunar robotic village with strong opportunities for science and exploration, and preparation for humans. 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 landers or orbital missions? The workshop will include the discussion of strategic measurements needed for exploration, and of possible science, instruments, terrestrial field work and simulation preparations.