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Operations Journal: Commissioning

August 17, 2009

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.

LROC Commissioning Operations begin today!

July 3, 2009
LROC has begun commissioning operations!

The LROC Public Targeting Interface is now live!

June 29, 2009

Share in the adventure as LRO leads the way towards returning humans to deep space!

Nadir pointing!

June 28, 2009

LRO is now in nadir pointing mode (looking straight down at the Moon). Another key milestone on the path to instrument activation.

LRO is now in commissioning orbit!

June 27, 2009

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.

LRO in lunar orbit!

June 23, 2009

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 Launches Successfully

June 18, 2009

LRO, carrying the LROC and LCROSS instruments was successfully launched at 5:32 U.S. Eastern. Congratulations!

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