Lunar Prospector

What is Lunar Prospector?

Lunar Prospector meaning in Planetary Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
U. S. Discovery-class mission to the Moon launched on January 6, 1998. Its instruments were designed to provide global maps and data sets of the Moon’s composition and magnetic and gravity fields from a low polar orbit. The mission lasted 18 months and ended July 31, 1999 with a controlled crash landing into a crater at the Moon’s south pole.


reference: Planetary Science Research. PSRD Discoveries