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LRO Early Results Press Conference Visuals
09.17.09
 
GREENBELT, Md. -- NASA showcased new images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's seven instruments and provided updates about the topography of the moon's south pole during a news conference on September 17. NASA also provided an update about the spacecraft's status and mission plans. The briefing took place at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

› NASA press release


Briefing Speakers


Craig Tooley, LRO project manager, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
› Michael Wargo, chief lunar scientist, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Richard Vondrak, LRO project scientist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
› David Smith, Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter principal investigator, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center



Images and Multimedia in Support of the News Conference


Presenter: Craig Tooley, LRO project manager, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

concept image of LRO entering mission orbit Figure 1: This 1.7-minute video shows the LRO mission orbit insertion path. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
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Presenter: Michael Wargo, chief lunar scientist, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters

artist concept of CRaTER Figure 1: This animation shows conceptually how the CRaTER instrument works. Credit: NASA/Boston University
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Presenter: Richard Vondrak, LRO project scientist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Diviner temperature readings from the lunar south polar region Figure 1: This image shows daytime and nighttime lunar temperatures recorded by Diviner. Credit: NASA/UCLA
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radar map of lunar south polar region Figure 2: This Mini-RF image shows radar imagery of the lunar south pole. Credit: NASA/APL/LPI
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› NASA's Mini-RF site
hydrogen detections map of lunar south polar region Figure 3: This image shows neutron flux detections around the lunar south pole from LEND. Credit: NASA/Institute for Space Research (Moscow)
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ultraviolet mapping of lunar south polar region Figure 4: This image shows LAMP data of ultraviolet mapping around the lunar south pole. Credit: NASA/SwRI
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image of Shackleton crater rim Figure 5: This LROC image shows the rim of Shackleton crater, near the moon's south pole. Credit: NASA/GSFC/ASU
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› Higher resolutions from Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio
› Zoomable image from Arizona State University
› Arizona State University's LROC site
altitude map of lunar south polar region Figure 6: This mosaic shows altitude measurements from the LOLA instrument. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
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Presenter: David Smith, Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter principal investigator, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

artist concept of LRO Figure 1: This animation shows conceptually the way LRO's LOLA instrument works. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
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altitude map of lunar south polar region Figure 2: This 1.2-minute flyover video shows a visualization of LOLA altitude data. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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› Higher resolutions from Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio
image of Shackleton crater Figure 3: This image shows a LOLA profile of Shackleton crater. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
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