Introduction to Appendix M: About the Moon
This appendix to the Artemis Data Book organizes
about our destination. It is the data source for mission plans and
environmental data needed for design of the Artemis Project's spacecraft.
As with all of the electronic edition of the Artemis Data Book, this
appendix is a living document, continuously updated as new information and
new analyses become available. We will expand the outline of this appendix
as required to maintain the on-line reference data base for lunar pioneers.
We have by no means attempted to collect all knowlege
about the moon in this work. Our purpose here is to provide the raw material for
studies related to the Artemis Project. If you are
looking for more detailed
scientific essays, an excellent starting point is 'Lunar Sourcebook: A
User's Guide to the Moon', edited by Grant H. Heiken, David T. Vaniman, and
Bevan M. French; 1991, Cambridge University Press. The Lunar Sourcebook
shows up more often than any other single work as a reference source for
people doing technical work on the Artemis Project. So, where practical,
we have attempted to parallel its organization in this appendix to the
Artemis Data Book.
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