Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

The Latest from LROC


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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Current schedule for LROC Commissioning

June 25, 2009

Currently LRO spacecraft commissioning is going smoothly. If this trend continues LROC should be powered up on July 3rd and we can begin our commissioning tests.

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LROC Commissioning Phase Operations

June 24, 2009

During LRO's two-month commissioning phase, many special operations will take place to help prepare LROC and all of the instruments for their first year of operation.

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LROC Heaters and Focus

June 23, 2009

What does the LROC team need to do before imaging can commence? First, we need to dry out the NAC telescope structures so the cameras will be in focus.

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LRO in lunar orbit!

June 23, 2009

This morning the LRO Team at Goddard Space Flight Center commanded LRO to execute a 40-minute burn that placed LRO into lunar orbit!

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LRO Mid-Course Correction Burn

June 20, 2009

LRO mid-course correction burn successful!

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