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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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Web: News System Visually Enhanced

January 18, 2010

In our continuing efforts to improve our website, we have visually enhanced our News System!  Check out the new look for our new Featured Images and Announcements!

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LROC NAC Image Prerelease

December 18, 2009

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 will periodically and "informally" release a selection of PDS Experiment Data Records (EDRs).

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New York Times Editorial on LROC Apollo Images

November 17, 2009

The New York Times has published an editorial about the LROC images of the Apollo landing sites.

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Apollo 11 Landing Site

November 13, 2009

We have just released a new video using NAC data to zoom down to Tranquility Base, the Apollo 11 landing site.

 

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Apollo 17 Landing Site

October 28, 2009

We have just released an exciting video showcasing the Apollo 17 landing site, which features the lunar module descent stage, the Apollo 17 lunar surface experiments package, the U.S. flag, and the lunar rover.

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