TREX Goal:

• The development of synergistic tools and research methods for exploration with an emphasis on fine-grained surfaces

The TREX team is:

Using lab and spacecraft measurements scientific studies of the Moon and small bodies…

… To determine in situ resource utilization (ISRU) potential on these bodies,


… To develop software that will inform astronauts or autonomous robotic spacecraft of location and quality of in situ resources.

• The TREX toolbox will emphasize areas previously inadequately studied, including UV wavelengths and fine particles.