I would like to be the first to welcome you to our new LROC Operations Journal
So what is this journal all about?
This journal will receive regular postings from the LROC team. What do we do? How do we know what to image and when? What do we do with the images once they are on the ground? What is housekeeping data? And many other topics.
Share in the adventure as LRO leads the way towards returning humans to deep space!
LRO is now in nadir pointing mode (looking straight down at the Moon). Another key milestone on the path to instrument activation.
The LRO OPS Team successfully commanded a 231 second burn this morning that placed LRO into its 30 km x 199 km (19 mile x 124 mile) commissioning phase orbit.
This morning the LRO Team at Goddard Space Flight Center commanded LRO to execute a 40-minute burn that placed LRO into lunar orbit!
LRO, carrying the LROC and LCROSS instruments was successfully launched at 5:32 U.S. Eastern. Congratulations!