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31/07/1999 Lunar Prospector probe is deliberately crashed

The mission was a success. Lunar Prospector conducted detailed investigations of the Moon, including mapping of surface composition, polar ice deposits, measurements of magnetic and gravity fields, and study of lunar outgassing events. The probe also detected frozen water. Results were published in the journal Science.


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  • Lunar Prospector 

  • Spacecraft and subsystems 

  • Mission profile 

  • Scientific experiments