About LRO and CRaTER

LRO Science Payload

The CRaTER Team

NEW! An Exhibit about
the McAuliffe-Shepard
Discovery Ctr., Concord, NH.
More information...

LRO Quick Facts

• Launched June 18, 2009
• 4-day trip to the moon, then
   into commissioning orbit
• Science payload of 7

• Data relayed in real-time to
   LRO satellite and teams
• LRO Mission Operations:
   NASA-Goddard SFC
• LRO Dimensions:
   79"(2m) x 103"(2.6m)
• LRO Mass: 1664 lb. (891 kg)
• Duration: 1yr. exploration;
   Possible 3yr. science mission

Where is LRO Now?

Historical Exploration of
the Moon …

Related Links
NASA LRO Mission
   - CRaTER Instrument
   - Diviner Instrument
   - LAMP Instrument
   - LEND Instrument
   - LOLA Instrument
   - LROC Instrument
   - Mini-RF Instrument

nasa logo

LRO Science Payload

LRO's science payload includes seven instruments designed to gather data facilitating human exploration of the moon.

CRaTER with instruments labeled
Above, an artist's illustration of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
(Rollover the illustration to identify the on-board science instruments.)

Illustration by Chris Meaney/NASA.