- Inform future planetary defense strategies
- Understand the evolution of Near Earth Objects (NEOs)
- Investigate diversity of sizes, compositions, spectra, inferred densities, porosities, binaries, etc.
- Characterize the geology and composition/mineralogy of lunar landing environments
- Study the moon’s origin, evolution, and resource inventory
- Increase knowledge of lunar radiation environment, microbe development potential, and fragile lunar atmosphere
- Feed forward science for future human and robotic space exploration
- Deepen our understanding of the formation of our solar system
Knowledge would be obtained using data from small and high-heritage payload elements like visible to near-IR and thermal imagers, near-IR point or imaging spectrometers, and deep space radio communications systems.
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IP and data rights (based on the Hubble model)
- Spacecraft and component designs are proprietary to provider and institute, if desired.
- Design information is never released to the public without member agreement.
- Science data is shared among all MILO members immediately and embargoed from public release for a year.