Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Recent News & Updates


Chang'e 4 Featured Site Now Available

March 30, 2022
Image of the new Chang'e 4 Zoomable Traverse view from the Featured Sites section of the LROC website.
The new Chang'e 4 Zoomable Traverse Featured Site showing the lander, Yutu 2 rover track, and noted locations with dates since the mission's soft landing on the farside of the Moon in 2019.

Lunar QuickMap Fall 2020 Update

October 29, 2020
A view of the lunar south pole via Lunar Quickmap showing a selection of south pole numeric layers.
LROC's Lunar QuickMap gets a hefty fall 2020 update, including new interactive features and data layers that allow for even greater user customizations, on-the-fly data analysis, and lunar exploration.

Lunar QuickMap Spring 2020 Update

June 1, 2020
Lunar QuickMap 2020 update released with exciting new features and layer for enhanced customization and analysis.
Lunar QuickMap spring 2020 update delivers exciting new features and layers for enhanced user customization and data analysis.

New Exhibits and Download Sections

August 16, 2019
View inside the New Moon Rises exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in D.C.
A view inside A New Moon Rises exhibit previously at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.

Apollo 11 Footsteps

March 29, 2019
Relive the Apollo 11 surface traverse with th new addition to the LROC Featured Sites webpage....
Relive the Apollo 11 surface traverse with the new upgrade to the LROC Featured Sites [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].

LROC QuickMap goes 3D!

October 11, 2017
 A "Quickmap 3D" view of the lunar nearside with the NAC Anaglyph locations layer turned on.


April 4, 2014

Reminder, the spectacular LROC Northern Polar Mosaic (LNPM) is available through three interfaces.

Ranger and More!

November 7, 2013

Ranger and Apollo SIV-B impact crater images added to the LROC Featured Sites page!

Deletion of LROC CDR Products

August 20, 2013

Important change to the LROC PDS archive -- effective immediately. New regulations from the Consolidation and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013 (Public Law 113-6, Section 516) regarding Information Technology result in new lengthy purchase reviews for all NASA IT acquisitions. Due to these new reviews the LROC team has not yet been able to acquire the annual increase in disk storage required to sustain LROC operations and the full LROC PDS archive. To insure continued operations and data processing of EDR (raw image data) and RDR (maps and topography) products, the LROC Team will be deleting existing CDRs (Calibrated Data Record) products from the PDS repository.

New NAC Topography Released

August 6, 2013

New LROC Narrow Angle Camera topographic maps added to the online archive.

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