Lunar Gravimetry

Revealing the Far-Side

  • Rune¬†Floberghagen

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 273)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-xiii
  2. Rune Floberghagen
    Pages 1-6
  3. Rune Floberghagen
    Pages 7-34
  4. Rune Floberghagen
    Pages 177-219
  5. Rune Floberghagen
    Pages 221-230
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 231-288

About this book


Lunar Gravimetry: Revealing the Far-Side provides a thorough and detailed discussion of lunar gravity field research and applications, from the initial efforts of the pre-Apollo and Luna eras to the dedicated gravity mapping experiments of the third millennium.
Analysis of the spatial variations of the gravity field of the Moon is a key selenodetic element in the understanding of the physics of the Moon's interior. Remarkably, more than forty years after the initial steps in lunar exploration by spacecraft, the global gravity field still remains largely unknown, due to the limitations of standard observations techniques. As such, knowledge of the high-accuracy and high-resolution gravity field is one of the remaining unsolved issues in lunar science.


Variation gravity moon satellite

Authors and affiliations

  • Rune¬†Floberghagen
    • 1
  1. 1.ESA/ESTECNoordwijkThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-7117-3
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9552-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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