What is LROC: LROC Summary
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LRO is currently orbiting the Moon as part of an extended NASA Science Mission Directorate to address important questions in lunar science. LRO is in a polar lunar mapping orbit, performing investigations designed to facilitate a human return to the Moon. The spacecraft is equipped with seven instruments, including:
Measurements from LRO are providing much-needed information about the surface of the Moon, potential landing sites for future human and robotic missions, the location of potential lunar resources, and much more.