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.Read more
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.
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).
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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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).Read more
November 17, 2009
The New York Times has published an editorial about the LROC images of the Apollo landing sites.Read more
November 13, 2009
We have just released a new video using NAC data to zoom down to Tranquility Base, the Apollo 11 landing site.