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The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission Six Years of Science and Exploration at the Moon
External Online Source: doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2015.11.024
Author and Affiliation:
Keller, J. W.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD United States)
Petro, N. E.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD United States)
Vondrak, R. R.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Emeritus, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Abstract: Since entering lunar orbit on June 23, 2009 the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has made comprehensive measurements of the Moon and its environment. The seven LRO instruments use a variety of primarily remote sensing techniques to obtain a unique set of observations. These measurements provide new information regarding the physical properties of the lunar surface, the lunar environment, and the location of volatiles and other resources. Scientific interpretation of these observations improves our understanding of the geologic history of the Moon, its current state, and what its history can tell us about the evolution of the Solar System. Scientific results from LRO observations overturned existing paradigms and deepened our appreciation of the complex nature of our nearest neighbor. This paper summarizes the capabilities, measurements, and some of the science and exploration results of the first six years of the LRO mission.
Publication Date: Dec 17, 2015
Document ID:
20170002311
(Acquired Mar 20, 2017)
Subject Category: LUNAR AND PLANETARY SCIENCE AND EXPLORATION; INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY; EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Report/Patent Number: GSFC-E-DAA-TN40053
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Icarus (ISSN 0019-1035; e-ISSN 1090-2643); Volume 273; 2-24
Publisher Information: Elsevier
Financial Sponsor: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD United States
Description: 23p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: LUNAR ENVIRONMENT; LUNAR SURFACE; MOON; REMOTE SENSING; LUNAR RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER; LUNAR EXPLORATION; RADIATION MEASUREMENT; NEUTRON COUNTERS; MEASUREMENT; INFRARED RADIOMETERS; SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR; RADIATION DETECTORS; LASER ALTIMETERS; GAMMA RAY TELESCOPES; LUNAR ORBITER; METEORITE COLLISIONS; LUNAR CRATERS; AEROSPACE ENVIRONMENTS; SPACE MISSIONS; DATA PRODUCTS; LASER RANGING; THERMAL MAPPING; MAPPING; LUNAR LANDING SITES; LUNAR MAPS; TYCHO CRATER; FROST; VOLCANOES; SOLAR SYSTEM
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