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Quickmap - Try it out!

Try out the new LROC browse interface - Quickmap. Its a lot of fun! Start at reduced WAC resolution and end up on the surface at full NAC resolution.

Published on 30 Apr 2011

LROC K-12 Art Program

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) announces The Moon and Me K-12 Art Challenge! American students have the chance to submit artwork that answers the question: What...

Published on 28 Mar 2011

LROC 5th PDS Release

The 5th LROC Planetary Data System (PDS) release includes images acquired between 16 September 2010 and 15 December 2010. This release includes 69,505 EDR images totaling 8498...

Published on 15 Mar 2011

LROC 4th PDS Release

The LROC Team has released its 4th EDR and CDR dataset (14 December 2010).

Published on 14 Dec 2010

Reprocessed LROC Images Released

On 20 October 2010, reprocessed data products for the first volumes (LROLRC_0001) of the LRO-L-LROC-2-EDR-V1.0 and LRO-L-LROC-3-CDR-V1.0 datasets were made available on the...

Published on 20 Oct 2010

Two Major Milestones

The LROC Team delivers third archive volume to the PDS, more than 68,000 new images are now available!

Published on 16 Sep 2010

Exciting New Results from LROC Data

LROC images are providing important new insights into the geology of the Moon and helping to define key targets for future lunar exploration.

Published on 23 Aug 2010

LROC Featured Image -- Summer Vacation

The LROC Featured Image is on vacation this week - please check back the week of August 23rd.

Published on 17 Aug 2010

First Images

It was one year ago, 30 June 2009, when LROC was powered up and sent back its first images from the Moon.

Published on 30 Jun 2010

LROC PDS Release 2

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...

Published on 21 Jun 2010

One Year!

LRO was launched one year ago today, 18 June 2009, 5:32pm EDT.

Published on 18 Jun 2010

LROC Archive Back On Line

The building maintenance is complete, and the LROC archive is now back online.

Published on 06 May 2010

Planned Outage for LROC Image Archive

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.

Published on 05 May 2010

LROC Coordinates of Robotic Spacecraft

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...

Published on 05 Apr 2010

LROC PDS Archive Goes live

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...

Published on 15 Mar 2010

LROC PDS Archive Goes live

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.

Published on 15 Mar 2010

Lunar and Planetary Science Conference This Week

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...

Published on 01 Mar 2010

LROC Mass Storage Offline

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...

Published on 22 Feb 2010

Second LROC NAC EDR Pre-Release

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...

Published on 30 Jan 2010

Web: News System Visually Enhanced

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!

Published on 18 Jan 2010