LROC 42C PDS Data Release

The 42C LROC Planetary Data System release includes NAC and WAC images acquired from 2020-02-16 through 2020-03-15. This release contains 18,173 EDR images - totaling 2.3 TBytes, and 18,173 CDR images - totaling 4.8 TBytes.

This release includes 25 new NAC ROIs, 10 new NAC DTMs, 1 new NAC photometric site, 2 updated NAC PSR mosaics to include new images and improved image ordering, 7 updated NAC ROIS to update the documentation, 3 updated NAC DTMs to improve the data, 1 updated NAC DTM to add a new pair, an updated WAC Hapke Parameter map to improve documentation, and 16 updated shapefiles to reflect current data.

To date, the LROC Team has delivered 2,785,631 EDRs (totaling 410.9 TBytes), 2,783,615 CDRs (totaling 759.8 TBytes), and 31,149 derived (RDR) data products (totaling 10.38 TBytes) to the NASA Planetary Data System. The current RDR collection is comprised of: NAC DTMs, NAC ROI Mosaics, NAC North/South Polar Mosaics, WAC Global Morphology mosaic, WAC Monthly Global mosaics; WAC DTM, WAC Color Shade, WAC Empirically Normalized Nearly Global mosaic, WAC 7-band color mosaics (regional area), and WAC ROI mosaics. The RDR dataset also includes the following products in the EXTRAS directory: NAC Anaglyphs, Mare and Lobate Scarp Shapefiles. The LROC Team has also released a PDF formated NAC Stereo Catalog that contains all NAC pair and triplet observations that can be used for generating Digital Terrain Models. The complete LROC PDS archive can be accessed via the URL:

One can also search for specific images or mosaic products using the LROC WMS Browse interface. Also, please be sure and try out our Quickmap interface!

Published by Nick Estes on 11 June 2020