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1. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 17:48:00 CST 2019)

2. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter watches over Chang'e 3 and Yutu (animation)

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 17:40:00 CST 2019)

Here are the original images:

Description: Four views of the Chang'e 3 landing site taken by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, from before the landing until February 2014.

3. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spies Chang'e 3 and Yutu

(Web Page; Fri May 18 14:31:00 CDT 2018)

As promised, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's sharp eyes spotted the Chang'e 3 lander and Yutu rover on the lunar surface on December 25. The hardware shows up as a few bright pixels throwing long, dark shadows, clearly visible in a before...

Description: As promised, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's sharp eyes spotted the Chang'e 3 lander and Yutu rover on the lunar surface on December 25. The hardware shows up as a few bright pixels throwing long, dark shadows, clearly visible in a before-and-after comparison.

4. A little Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter news

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:02:00 CDT 2012)

It's been quietly posted to the website for Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA's boat in the flotilla of spacecraft being launched to the Moon, that the launch date is now November 24, of this year, about a month later than previously st...

Description: A little Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter news

5. LADEE spotted by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 17:45:00 CST 2019)

For more information about this photo, visit the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter website.

Description: On January 15, 2014, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter managed to take a photo of LADEE streaking past, only 9 kilometers below.

6. LADEE spotted by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter!

(Web Page; Wed Jan 29 18:04:00 CST 2014)

Look closely at the image below. See a little streak at the center? That is LADEE, in its low orbit around the Moon, photographed by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter on January 15. LADEE was only 9000 meters below, moving in its orbit at 160...

Description: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has managed to snap a photo of the other current lunar orbiter, LADEE, at the Moon.

7. A launch slip for Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (not their fault)

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:01:00 CDT 2012)

Bruce Betts sent me some notes he took when he attended the NLSI Lunar Science Conference held at NASA's Ames Research Center last week. Included in his notes was the news (reported already elsewhere) that the launch of Lunar Reconnaiss...

Description: A launch slip for Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (not their fault)

8. Earthrise from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 17:40:00 CST 2019)

More information about this photo (M1145896768C) from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera website > See also this blog entry > Here is an animation, 149 frames in total, of the data from which the color composite was made.

Description: On February 1, 2014, as Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter approached the north pole, it rotated to catch a view of Earth rising above 180-kilometer Rozhdestvenskiy crater. Twelve such Earthrises happen each day for the spacecraft, which is in a polar orbit around the Moon.

9. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is a BIG step closer to launch

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:00:00 CDT 2012)

Here's another odd-or-end: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has successfully completed its thermal vacuum testing. That's the step in the development of a space mission after they've completed the spacecraft's assembly, when they run the wh...

Description: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is a BIG step closer to launch

10. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter press briefing: silicic volcanoes on the Moon

(Web Page; Sun Aug 23 13:40:00 CDT 2015)

I'm listening to a press briefing from several members of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter science team, regarding three papers published today in Science: "Global Distribution of Large Lunar Craters: Implications for Resurfacing and Im...

Description: I'm listening to a press briefing from several members of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter science team, regarding three papers published today in Science.

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