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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite Press Kit

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite Press Kit

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
PRESS KIT/JUNE 2009
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO):
Leading NASA’s Way Back to the Moon
Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS):
NASA’s Mission to Search for Water on the Moon
 
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Table o Contents
Contacts ..................................................................................................................................................................1Media Services Inormation .....................................................................................................................................3LRO/LCROSS Executive Summary ........................................................................................................................5Mission Quick Facts ................................................................................................................................................6LRO Quick Facts ....................................................................................................................................................6LCROSS Quick Facts ..............................................................................................................................................7Launch Vehicle Mated With LRO/LCROSS ...........................................................................................................9LRO/LCROSS Mission rajectory ..........................................................................................................................10 Why the Moon? ......................................................................................................................................................11Historical Exploration o the Moon .........................................................................................................................13LRO Mission Overview ...........................................................................................................................................14LRO Mission at a Glance ........................................................................................................................................15LRO Instruments ....................................................................................................................................................16LRO Across the Country .........................................................................................................................................20LRO Products and Benets .....................................................................................................................................21LRO Spacecrat With Instruments ..........................................................................................................................22reasure Hunting on the Moon: LRO and the Search or Water ..............................................................................23Robot Scout: Fly Me (Saely) to the Moon ..............................................................................................................24LCROSS Mission Overview ....................................................................................................................................26LCROSS Mission at a Glance .................................................................................................................................27Te Search or Water on the Moon..........................................................................................................................28LCROSS Science Instruments .................................................................................................................................30LCROSS Spacecrat ................................................................................................................................................33LCROSS Observation Campaign ............................................................................................................................35Future NASA Lunar Missions .................................................................................................................................36Program/Project Oversight ......................................................................................................................................36

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