Clementine Spacecraft

The Clementine Spacecraft was launched in 1994 to test sensors and spacecraft components under extended space exposure and to make scientific observations of the Moon and an asteroid. It completed its lunar observations, producing the most detailed map of the composition of the lunar surface to date, but failed en route to the asteroid. It was jointly sponsored by the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization and NASA.


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