Model of the Moon 2004 for the «UkrSelene» project

1Shkuratov, Yu.G, 2Kislyuk, VS, 3Lytvynenko, LM, 2Yatskiv, Ya.S
1Institute of Astronomy of V. N. Karazin National University of Kharkiv, Kharkiv, Ukraine; Institute of Radio Astronomy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kharkiv, Ukraine
2Main Astronomical Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
3Institute of Radio Astronomy of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2004, 10 ;(Suppl. 2):03-51
Publication Language: Russian


Brief review of present state of Moon's investigations is given according to the following fields: celestial mechanics (orbital motion, tidal deceleration, rotation, and free libtation of the Moon), dynamics and figure (gravity and orientation of ellipsoid of inertia), geology (vertical structure of crust), chemistry and mineralogy (including content of natural radio-active elements), physics of surface (size and shape of particles, physical and mechanical, heat and physical as well as magnetic properties), optics (albedo, phase and spectral dependencies, polarizable characteristics, properties of reflection in millimeter range), interaction with surroundings (Moon's atmosphere, corpuscular emission, micrometeorite bombardment). Short history and prospective space investigations in particular by means of Ukrainian polar satellite of the Moon «Ukrselene» are considered as well. It is expected to make high-resolution imaging of permanently shadowed sites in the lunar polar regions with synthetic aperture imaging radar and polarimetric imaging of some regions with UV-spectropolarimeter.

Keywords: Moon's investigations, space planetology, Ukrselene
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