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1. New Updates on LRO and LCROSS

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:51:00 CDT 2012)

Ken Kremer continues his reporting on the LRO and LCROSS missions. Check out his interview with LCROSS scientist Kimberly Ennico, and his detailed report on the orbit insertion maneuvers of the two spacecraft.

Description: New Updates on LRO and LCROSS

2. LRO and LCROSS Reach Moon on Tuesday

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:51:00 CDT 2012)

by Bruce BettsNASA's LRO and LCROSS spacecraft will be reaching the Moon tomorrow (Tuesday). Check out this picture of LCROSS taken as the rocket fairing surrounding it was splitting off and being jettisoned.LCROSS Viewed by Centaur Rock...

Description: LRO and LCROSS Reach Moon on Tuesday

3. Now it's Cabeus, not Cabeus A, for LCROSS

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:50:00 CDT 2012)

The blog entries will be flying fast and furious this week as MESSENGER flies by Mercury tomorrow and LCROSS bears down on its spectacular (we hope) crash into the Moon in only 10 days. NASA just posted an update to the choice of target...

Description: Now it's Cabeus, not Cabeus A, for LCROSS

4. LRO & LCROSS: Launch!

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:51:00 CDT 2012)

by Ken KremerAt the absolute very last moment available in the window of today's three launch opportunities, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and LCROSS blasted off on board an Atlas V/ Centaur rocket at 5:32 PM EDT from Launch Complex 4...

Description: LRO & LCROSS: Launch!

5. LCROSS: A "morning after" wrapup

(Web Page; Fri Mar 18 17:15:00 CDT 2016)

So the big drama on LCROSS is over. There's every indication that the mission was successful: the Centaur spacecraft crashed where it was directed to, and the LCROSS shepherd spacecraft captured what appears to be a beautiful mutlivariat...

Description: So the big drama on LCROSS is over.

6. LCROSS impact preview

(Web Page; Fri Mar 18 18:45:00 CDT 2016)

Way early tomorrow morning, LCROSS and its Centaur upper stage will crash into the lunar south pole. To the Moon, it'll be just another day; stuff the size of these two spacecraft crashes into the Moon about once a week, on average. (The...

Description: Way early tomorrow morning, LCROSS and its Centaur upper stage will crash into the lunar south pole.

7. LRO & LCROSS: 1 Day Launch Delay

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:59:00 CDT 2012)

by Ken KremerNASA managers decided today to delay by one day the June 17 dual launch of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) in order to accommodate a postponed launch attempt...

Description: LRO & LCROSS: 1 Day Launch Delay

8. LRO & LCROSS Up-Close Tour

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:59:00 CDT 2012)

Planetary Society volunteer Ken Kremer is reporting for us from the Kennedy Space Center, where he witnessed the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis to the Hubble Space Telescope on May 11. Kremer is a research scientist and freelance journ...

Description: LRO & LCROSS Up-Close Tour

9. LCROSS: Hitting those tantalizing purple pixels

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:50:00 CDT 2012)

After I posted a report on the selection of crater Cabeus A as the target for the upcoming LCROSS impact into the Moon, I received an email with several questions about the target. The chosen site is not the center of Cabeus A. Rather ...

Description: LCROSS: Hitting those tantalizing purple pixels

10. LCROSS impact recap, with animations

(Web Page; Fri Mar 18 17:48:00 CDT 2016)

Quite a night! I set my alarm for 3:15 am in order to get up and watch LCROSS crash into the Moon. My 5-month-old obligingly woke up at 2:45 to be fed -- which meant that I got half an hour less sleep than I might've, but also meant I co...

Description: Quite a night! I set my alarm for 3:15 am in order to get up and watch LCROSS crash into the Moon.

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