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LROC NAC Image Prerelease

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 18 Dec 2009

New York Times Editorial on LROC Apollo Images

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

Published on 17 Nov 2009

Apollo 11 Landing Site

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

Published on 13 Nov 2009

Apollo 17 Landing Site

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,...

Published on 28 Oct 2009

Operations Journal: LROC's Science Operations Center (SOC)

Published on 12 Oct 2009

LCROSS Impacts the Moon!

The Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) impacted the Moon as planned on 7:31 a.m. (EDT) Oct. 9

Published on 10 Oct 2009

LCROSS will Impact Moon on Friday Oct. 9th

LCROSS (Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite), one of the instruments sent into space along with LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter), is on schedule to impact the Moon...

Published on 08 Oct 2009

Operations Journal: Predicting Imaging Conditions

Published on 28 Sep 2009

Operations Journal: Producing NAC and WAC Mosaics

As a student researcher at LROC, I (Steven Koeber) mosaic images from the Narrow-Angle Cameras (NACs) and the Wide-Angle Camera (WAC). Mosaics are composed of several...

Published on 24 Sep 2009

Moonwall Exhibit Opens

A new exhibit, Moonwall, has recently opened at Adler Planetarium. Moonwall is an interactive flight over the Moon which will feature the latest high resolution data returned...

Published on 21 Sep 2009

LRO is in Mapping Orbit

On September 15th LRO successfully executed its Mission Orbit Insertion (MOI) propulsive maneuver which established the nominal mission orbit. This means the LRO cameras are...

Published on 17 Sep 2009

Operations Journal: The Business Side of LROC

Published on 14 Sep 2009

Operations Journal: A Look into System Administration

My name is Zach Gates and I am a Sophomore at ASU in the Computer Science program. I work on the LROC project as a student system administrator, which means I help our...

Published on 02 Sep 2009

Operations Journal: Digital Elevation Models (DEM)

My name's Tawny, and I am one of the ASU undergraduate student workers at LROC. One of the many fun tasks I get to do is to produce Digital Elevation Models (DEM) of the lunar...

Published on 25 Aug 2009

LROC Operations Journal

This week we launched our brand new Operations Journal where we will chronicle the activities and accomplishments of our student workers, staff and scientists.

Published on 19 Aug 2009

Operations Journal Kick Off

Published on 19 Aug 2009

Operations Journal: Commissioning

I would like to be the first to welcome you to our new LROC Operations Journal

Published on 17 Aug 2009

LROC Videos Available in High Definition Format

Head on over to our LRO Live! page to check out videos taken by LROC's narrow-angle-camera (NAC) in high definition format.

Published on 06 Aug 2009

Pointing at distant stars

LROC began performing its star calibrations this week!

Published on 24 Jul 2009

Bakeout complete!

With bakeout complete, the NACs were reactivated over the weekend to begin systematic calibrations.

Published on 13 Jul 2009