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LROC 46C PDS Data Release

June 12, 2021

The 46C LROC Planetary Data System release includes NAC and WAC images acquired from 2021-02-16 through 2021-03-15. This release contains 17,878 EDR images - totaling 2.3 TBytes, and 17,878 CDR images - totaling 4.7 TBytes.

Rovers and Mission Planning: New LROC Activity Guides!

June 3, 2021
Picture of 4 different lunar maps using LROC data
Included in one of two newly released activity guides, this mosaic of the lunar south pole uses multiple LRO datasets to guide students and curious learners through planning a rover water prospecting mission on the Moon.

 

Ready to Launch: Arizona's Place in Space Exhibit

May 24, 2021
For two weeks in 2010, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter remained looking straight down while its Wide Angle Camera acquired about 1,300 images. The result was this spectacular mosaic. The low angle of the Sun during this period created crisp shadows that highlight the landforms.
The LROC lunar nearside mosaic, created using 1300 images acquired in a two week period with the Wide Angle Camera (WAC), on display beside an Edwin Aldrin Apollo EMU spacesuit inside the new Ready to Launch: Arizona's Place in Space exhibit in Tucson, Arizona.

 

LROC 46B PDS Data Release

May 11, 2021

The 46B LROC Planetary Data System release includes NAC and WAC images acquired from 2021-01-16 through 2021-02-15. This release contains 19,772 EDR images - totaling 2.7 TBytes, and 19,772 CDR images - totaling 5.5 TBytes.

LROC 46A PDS Data Release

April 7, 2021

The 46A LROC Planetary Data System release includes NAC and WAC images acquired from 2020-12-16 through 2021-01-15. This release contains 19,710 EDR images - totaling 2.5 TBytes, and 19,710 CDR images - totaling 5.2 TBytes.

LROC PDS Data Volume 45C Release

March 12, 2021

The 45C LROC Planetary Data System release includes NAC and WAC images acquired from 2020-11-16 through 2020-12-15. This release contains 18,625 EDR images - totaling 2.4 TBytes, and 18,625 CDR images - totaling 4.9 TBytes.

LROC 45B PDS Data Release

February 8, 2021

The 45B LROC Planetary Data System release includes NAC and WAC images acquired from 2020-10-16 through 2020-11-15. This release contains 21,020 EDR images - totaling 2.6 TBytes, and 21,020 CDR images - totaling 5.4 TBytes.

LROC 45A PDS Data Release

January 6, 2021

The 45A LROC Planetary Data System release includes NAC and WAC images acquired from 2020-09-16 through 2020-10-15. This release contains 19,982 EDR images - totaling 2.5 TBytes, and 19,982 CDR images - totaling 5.2 TBytes.

LROC 44C PDS Data Release

December 13, 2020

The 44C LROC Planetary Data System release includes NAC and WAC images acquired from 2020-08-16 through 2020-09-15. This release contains 21,150 EDR images - totaling 2.5 TBytes, and 21,150 CDR images - totaling 5.1 TBytes.

LROC PDS Data Volume 44B Release

November 8, 2020

The 44B LROC Planetary Data System release includes NAC and WAC images acquired from 2020-07-16 through 2020-08-15. This release contains 21,312 EDR images - totaling 2.6 TBytes, and 21,312 CDR images - totaling 5.6 TBytes.

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