Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Recent News & Updates


Apollo 11 Landing Site

November 13, 2009

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


Apollo 17 Landing Site

October 28, 2009

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, the U.S. flag, and the lunar rover.

LCROSS Impacts the Moon!

October 10, 2009
The Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) impacted the Moon as planned on 7:31 a.m. (EDT) Oct. 9

LCROSS will Impact Moon on Friday Oct. 9th

October 8, 2009
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 this Friday (October 9th) at 7:30am EDT. Coverage and additional information will be available live from NASA.

Moonwall Exhibit Opens

September 21, 2009

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 from LROC. Continue reading to watch a video demonstration!

LRO is in Mapping Orbit

September 17, 2009

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 now in a 50km polar mapping orbit of the Moon, which will result in higher resolution images.

LROC Videos Available in High Definition Format

August 6, 2009
Head on over to our LRO Live! page to check out videos taken by LROC's narrow-angle-camera (NAC) in high definition format.

Pointing at distant stars

July 24, 2009
LROC began performing its star calibrations this week!

Bakeout complete!

July 13, 2009
With bakeout complete, the NACs were reactivated over the weekend to begin systematic calibrations.

NAC Imaging Hiatus

July 9, 2009
The LROC NACs are powered down as we complete the final bakeout!
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