Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

LRO Atlas V on the Pad!

LRO Atlas V on the Pad [Photo Mark Robinson]!

The LRO/LCROSS Atlas V was successfully rolled out to the launch pad from the VIF this morning. Launch is still scheduled for 5:12pm tomorrow (Thursday June 18). Final preparations will continue through the evening. Tomorrow morning around 10 am EDT the LRO instruments will be powered up for a final aliveness test. If everything checks out ok with the Atlas, LRO, and LCROSS (and the weather) the next stop is the Moon!

View of LRO/LCROSS from across the access road [Photo Mark Robinson].


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