Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Recent News & Updates


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!

New additions to the LROC Image Gallery!

July 6, 2009

We have added more of our favorite images to the LROC Image Gallery!

A Bird's Eye View of the Moon

July 4, 2009

See a spectacular flyover of the lunar surface!

LROC Commissioning Operations begin today!

July 3, 2009
LROC has begun commissioning operations!

Ready for LROC commissioning operations

July 2, 2009




The LROC Science Operations Center (SOC) team is ready for commissioning imaging to begin once instrument bakeout is complete!

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