The Lunar Mapping and Modeling Project (LMMP) is managing the development of a suite of lunar mapping and modeling products that support lunar science, exploration, commercial, and educational and public outreach activities. The Lunar Mapping and Modeling Project is managed by NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate.
The project draws on expertise from several NASA and non-NASA organizations. These organizations are the Marshall Space Flight Center, Ames Research Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the United States Geological Survey, and the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory. The LMMP will utilize data predominately from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) as well as historical and international lunar mission data (e.g. Apollo, Lunar Orbiter, Kaguya, Chandrayaan-1), as available and appropriate. The LMMP will provide access to this data through a single, easy to use NASA portal that transparently accesses widely dispersed and distributed collections of lunar data, products and tools. Through this portal, the LMMP will provide such products as image mosaics, digital elevation models, hazard assessment maps, lighting maps and models, gravity models, and resource maps.
NASA Puts Earth's Nearest Neighbor, 'The Moon', Within Reach
The moon as captured by the Galileo spacecraft on Dec. 9, 1990, at a range of about 350,000 miles. (NASA/GSFC) NASA has created a new interactive web-based tool that incorporates observations from past and current lunar missions creating one of the most comprehensive lunar research websites to date. The Lunar Mapping and Modeling Project at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. has created an online set of capabilities and tools that will allow anyone with an Internet connection to search through, view, and analyze a vast number of lunar images and other digital products.