Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

The Latest from LROC


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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LROC PDS Archive Goes live

March 15, 2010

Today over 100,000 images from LROC’s first six months of observations were made available on the LROC PDS archive webpage.

The LROC EDR (EDR) release includes 105,000 NAC and WAC products, totaling ~10 Terabytes. The Calibrated Data Record (CDR) release also consists of 105,000 products, totaling ~20 TBytes. An additional~ 9 TBytes of ancillary products rounds out the release (total release 49.9 Tbytes).

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LROC PDS Archive Goes live

March 15, 2010

The complete set of science data from LROC’s first six months of observations, consisting of more than 100,000 lunar images was released on Monday March 15.

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Lunar and Planetary Science Conference This Week

March 1, 2010

The biggest planetary science meeting of the year takes place this week (March 1-5) in Woodlands TX. There are more than 25 LROC specific presentations and many other lunar contributions.

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LROC Mass Storage Offline

February 22, 2010

Much of the previously posted LROC data is currently offline due to a problem with the primary LROC mass storage system. Because the volume is very large, inspecting and restoring all the files takes a long time. As data are restored they are being returned to the webpage. We hope to have the LROC webpage fully restored by the end of the day on February 24.

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Second LROC NAC EDR Pre-Release

January 30, 2010

The first Planetary Data System (PDS) LRO data release will occur in mid-March 2010. To help interested users familiarize themselves with LROC data before the official release date, the LROC team has made a second informal release of PDS Narrow Angle Camera Experiment Data Records (EDRs). There are now over 350 Gbytes of raw data available.

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