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Reprocessed LROC Images Released

October 20, 2010

On 20 October 2010, reprocessed data products for the first volumes (LROLRC_0001) of the LRO-L-LROC-2-EDR-V1.0 and LRO-L-LROC-3-CDR-V1.0 datasets were made available on the LROC PDS archive.

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Two Major Milestones

September 16, 2010

The LROC Team delivers third archive volume to the PDS, more than 68,000 new images are now available!

September 16 marks the transition of the LRO mission from NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate to NASA's Science Mission Directorate

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Exciting New Results from LROC Data

August 23, 2010

LROC images are providing important new insights into the geology of the Moon and helping to define key targets for future lunar exploration.

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LROC Featured Image -- Summer Vacation

August 17, 2010

The LROC Featured Image is on vacation this week - please check back the week of August 23rd.

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First Images

June 30, 2010

It was one year ago, 30 June 2009, when LROC was powered up and sent back its first images from the Moon.

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LROC PDS Release 2

June 21, 2010

The LROC team released images acquired from January 1, 2010 through March 15, 2010. This release contains 51,070 LROC EDR products, which has a total volume of 6 TBytes and 50,972 CDR products totaling 11 TBytes.

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One Year!

June 18, 2010

LRO was launched one year ago today, 18 June 2009, 5:32pm EDT.

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LROC Archive Back On Line

May 6, 2010

The building maintenance is complete, and the LROC archive is now back online.

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Planned Outage for LROC Image Archive

May 5, 2010

Access to the LRO-L-LROC-2-EDR-V1.0 and LRO-L-LROC-3-CDR-V1.0 PDS archives will not be available for approximately 24 to 48 hours starting at 4:00 PM MST on 5 May 2010.

The LROC large capacity storage system will be shutdown during a planned building maintenance event. This outage only affects the PDS Archive Interface and PDS Image Data links from the LROC websites, but does not affect the Featured Image or Featured Image Browse Gallery links.

Thank you for your patience.

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LROC Coordinates of Robotic Spacecraft

April 5, 2010

Repeatedly imaging anthropogenic targets on the Moon is an LROC team priority. As each image comes down we carefully search for the hardware (or impact crater). If the target is not in the image we try again next month, imaging on either side of the first observation. Additionally, we re-image targets once they are found to enable more precise estimates of their latitude and longitude coordinates, and provide more information concerning local morphology and albedo.

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