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Mission NameOrganizationGvmt, PPP, Comm, or Acad?If gvmt, which?Orbital or Surface?If surface, where?Funded (y/n)If funded, how much? ($M)PgoWhat knowledge gap is being addressed?Expected timelineNotes
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Chandrayaan-2Indian Space Research Organisation Satellite CentreGvmtIndiaSurface?Y90%Surface thermal properties
Lunar dust properties
Terrain mapping camera
Soft X-ray spectrometer
SAR
IIRS
LIBS
Alpha X-ray spectrometer
2018
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Chang'e 4 China National Space AdministrationGvmtChinaSurfaceAitken basinY90%Crater and mantle-ology2018
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Chang'e 5 China National Space AdministrationGvmtChinaSurfaceMons Rümker in the northern Oceanus ProcellarumY90%2kg regolith from 2m deep
Regolith penetrating radar
Lunar Mineralogical Spectrometer (LMS)
2019
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Luna-Glob lander (Luna-Glob-1 or Luna-25)Roscosmos GvmtRussiaSurfaceSouth PoleN50%2020+
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KPLOKorean Space AgencyGvmtKoreaOrbitalN/AY$17090%LUnar Terrain Imager --> Landing sites
Polarimetric Camera UV/visible
Magnetometer
Gamma Ray Spectrometer (KGRS) will map the surface distribution of major elements (including Mg, Ni, Cr, Ca, Al, Ti, Fe, Si, O, U, and He-3) & water
ShadowCam to image craters
2020
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Lunar PathfinderSSTL/Goonhilly/ESACommN/AOrbitalN/AN35%?2019+
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ILO-1: Lunar Observatory CanadensysCommN/ASurfaceSouth PoleN35%?2019+
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HakutoiSpaceCommN/ASurfaceMare ImbriumIn-progress$9075%?2018+
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SpaceILSpaceILCommN/ASurfaceTBDN10%?2018+
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MX-1EMoonExpressCommN/ASurfaceTBDIn-progress50%?2018+
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XL-1 landerMastenCommN/ASurfaceTBDN35%Landing on surface2019+
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TeamIndusTeamIndusCommN/ASurfaceMare ImbriumN10%?2018+
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PeregrineAstroboticCommN/ASurfaceTBDIn-progress75%Landing on surface2019+
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Planetary Transportation SystemsPlanetary Transportation SystemsCommN/ASurfaceTaurus-LittrowIn-progress50%Lunar environment exposure2019+
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SkyFireLockheed MartinPPPUSOrbitalN/AY75%IR regolith characterization2020Part of EM-1
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LunaH-MapASU / JPLAcadN/AOrbitalN/AY75%Mapping H deposits in craters2020Part of EM-1
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Lunar FlashlightJPLGvmtUSOrbitalN/AY75%Active IR to map water deposits in craters
Map South Pole
2020Part of EM-1
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Lunar IceCubeMorehead State University / GoddardPPPUSOrbitalN/AY75%Investigate the distribution of water and other volatiles as a function of time of day, latitude, and regolith age and composition2020Part of EM-1
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EQUULEUS??OrbitalN/AY75%Lunar trajectory radiation environment2020Part of EM-1
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OMOTENASHI JAXAGvmtJapanSurface?Y75%?2020Part of EM-1
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Resource Prospector + roverNASAGvmtUSSurfaceN50%Search for volatiles
ISRU
2020+
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Luna-Resu Missions
Roscosmos GvmtRussiaSurface?N10%Volatiles
Water
2020+
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Lunar PalaceGvmtChinaSurface analogN/AY100%Bioregenerative Life support system (BLSS) Ongoing
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