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Lunar Surface Electromagnetic Experiment (LuSEE) - Night

LuSEE-Night is a pathfinder radio telescope designed to investigate the feasibility of low frequency radio astronomy from the lunar farside. It is a collaboration between NASA though Space Science Laboratory in Berkeley and Department of Energy though Brookhaven National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The long-term scientific program is to study the Dark Ages, the cosmic era between the last scattering of the cosmic microwave background and the time when the first stars and galaxies formed. Only cold, non-luminous hydrogen gas existed during this epoch, and so it has been largely unexplored and remains one of the least constrained frontiers of modern cosmology.

The LuSEE-Night instrument consists of 4 monopole antennas arranged in a cross-configuration and mounted on top of a rotating platform. It will measure radio sky at 0.1-50MHz over several lunar nights. It is scheduled to land on CS-3 CLPS mission in late 2025.

The official LuSEE-Night page can be found here.

Firefly Blue Ghost 2 Mission carrying LuSEE-Night