Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

The Latest from LROC


Bakeout complete!

July 13, 2009

With bakeout complete, the NACs were reactivated over the weekend to begin systematic calibrations.

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NAC Imaging Hiatus

July 9, 2009

The LROC NACs are powered down as we complete the final bakeout!

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New additions to the LROC Image Gallery!

July 6, 2009

We have added more of our favorite images to the LROC Image Gallery!

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A Bird's Eye View of the Moon

July 4, 2009

See a spectacular flyover of the lunar surface!

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LROC Commissioning Operations begin today!

July 3, 2009

LROC has begun commissioning operations!

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Ready for LROC commissioning operations

July 2, 2009




The LROC Science Operations Center (SOC) team is ready for commissioning imaging to begin once instrument bakeout is complete!

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LROC getting ready

June 30, 2009

Today the LRO Team powered up the LROC cameras for a few hours to collect engineering data.

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The LROC Public Targeting Interface is now live!

June 29, 2009

Share in the adventure as LRO leads the way towards returning humans to deep space!

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Nadir pointing!

June 28, 2009

LRO is now in nadir pointing mode (looking straight down at the Moon). Another key milestone on the path to instrument activation.

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LRO is now in commissioning orbit!

June 27, 2009

The LRO OPS Team successfully commanded a 231 second burn this morning that placed LRO into its 30 km x 199 km (19 mile x 124 mile) commissioning phase orbit.

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