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CRaTER Instrument Design and Model

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Instrument Design Theory of Operation Flight Model

CRaTER Electronics

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LRO Spacecraft and Launch

Launched on June 18, 2009, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is currently orbiting the Moon on a low 50km polar mapping orbit.
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Artist's rendering of LRO
Artist's rendering of LRO
Artist's rendering of LRO
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LRO leaving Astrotech
LRO at launchpad
LRO liftoff
Artist's rendering courtesy Chris Meaney/NASA. Launch images courtesy NASA-GSFC.

CRaTer Exhibit at McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center:
Spacecraft, Craters, and Cosmic Rays

The CRaTER team developed a CRaTER exhibit at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, NH. Photos from the exhibit opening…
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Exhibit ribbon-cutting
Ribbon cutting
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Walk on the Moon
Viewing the exhibit
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Sir Richard Carrington
A visit from Batman
Ask a Scientist
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Girl Scout guests
History of Lunar Exploration
Stamping LRO passports

Images from LRO

LRO imagery will be compiled into a detailed 3-D map of the moon's surface.
More LRO images are available at and at A few highlights …

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Crater Bessel
Wrinkle ridge
Fresh Copernican Crater

LRO provided our first images of Apollo equipment left on the moon.

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Apollo landing sites
Apollo 11 site
Apollo 14 site
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Apollo 15 site
Apollo 16 site
Apollo 17 site
Images courtesy NASA-GSFC and Arizona State University.


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