Planetary Science Institute’s Toolbox for Research and Exploration Project

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The goal of TREX is the development of synergistic tools and research methods for exploration with emphasis on fine-grained surfaces.

• TREX will

– Use lab measurements scientific studies of the Moon and small bodies

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

– 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 grained particles.