LROC 43C PDS Data Release

The 43C LROC Planetary Data System release includes NAC and WAC images acquired from 2020-05-16 through 2020-06-15. This release contains 21,373 EDR images - totaling 2.6 TBytes, and 21,373 CDR images - totaling 5.5 TBytes.

The RDR volume directory has been reorganized based on comments from a review. There are now png browse products for each pyramidal tiff. The readmes are in the data directories to keep the documentation next to the products. Two versions of the stereo catalog are included, one at 300 dpi and one at 96 dpi. The WAC movies and WAC normalized products have been renamed. Details are in the ERRATA.TXT

To date, the LROC Team has delivered 2,844,416 EDRs (totaling 419.3 TBytes), 2,842,400 CDRs (totaling 775.5 TBytes), and 33,173 derived (RDR) data products (totaling 10.37 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 16 September 2020