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What does LP stand for?

LP stands for Lunar Prospector (spacecraft)

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Prior to Raytheon, Tom worked at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company as a Systems Engineer and Senior Staff Engineer, participating in a number of flight programs including Stardust, the Athena launch system, Mars Explorer program and the seminal Lunar Prospector mission.
Lunar Prospector first identified magnetic anomalies that had created fully formed but miniature "magnetospheres" similar to what the Earth's planetary wide magnetic field does on a much larger scale.
The website also has data from past lunar programs and missions, including Apollo, Lunar Orbiter, Lunar Prospector, Clementine, Kaguya (Japan), and Chandrayaan-1 (India)--and this includes images; digital elevation and gravity models; hazard assessment maps detailing slope, surface roughness, and crater and boulder distribution; and resource maps indicating, for instance, soil maturity and the presence and abundance of hydrogen and other elements.
NASA'S modest Lunar Prospector mission in 1997 didn't carry a camera, though its detectors provided a coarse map of the moon's elemental composition.
Five years ago Nasa's Lunar Prospector spacecraft found evidence of large amounts of water ice in deep polar craters that never see sunlight.
Observations of the moon by the spacecraft Lunar Prospector last year made scientists think there might be water ice hidden away at the bottom of some of the moon's deep, dark asteroid-impact craters.