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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)

July 12, 2019. Four missing Radio Science SPK products have been restored. See ERRATA.TXT for details.

June 25, 2019. LOLA data for Release 38 are now online.

June 14, 2019. LRO Release 38 includes new LEND, Diviner, and LOLA data. LEND and Diviner data are now online, and LOLA data will be online in a few days.

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Instruments and Archives

Instrument
Follow links to instrument team web sites
PDS Archives
CRaTER (Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation) CRaTER Archive
at the PPI Node
Diviner (Lunar Radiometer Experiment) Diviner Archive
LAMP (Lyman-Alpha Mapping Project) LAMP Archive
at the Imaging Node
LEND (Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector) LEND Archive
LOLA (Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter) LOLA Archive
LROC (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera) LROC Archive
at the LROC Data Node
Mini-RF (Miniature Radio Frequency Technology Demonstration) Mini-RF Archive
Radio Science Radio Science Archive
SPICE (Geometry and Navigation Data -- see note below) SPICE Archive
at the NAIF Node

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Note about LRO Ephemeris Data

There are two sources of LRO ephemeris data (SPICE SPK kernels). SPK data from the LRO Flight Dynamics Team (FDT) are available from the PDS Navigation and Ancillary Information Facility (NAIF). The FDT SPK data are currently produced without using LRO Lunar Orbiting Laser Altimeter (LOLA) data.

LRO SPK data produced by the LOLA team are available from the Radio Science Data Archive at the LOLA Data Node in the DATA/SPK directory.

The LOLA SPK files are orbit reconstructions produced by the LOLA Precise Orbit Determination Team.  These SPKs are used for geolocation of LOLA data. They contain spacecraft ephemerides and have the same binary format as SPK files provided by NAIF. More information about the content of the LOLA SPK data may be found in the “GEODYN Trajectory Files (SPK Directory)” information in the “Secondary Data” section of the Radio Science Data Set catalog file.

Release Schedule

Most LRO instrument teams release data every three months; LROC releases data monthly.  The data acqusition periods shown below are nominal, as some teams release more recently acquired data. See release notes for each data set.

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Release Data Acquisition (nominal) Release to Public
41 9/15/19 - 12/14/19 3/15/20
41C 11/16/19 - 12/15/19 (LROC) 3/15/20
41B 10/16/19 - 11/15/19 (LROC) 2/15/20
41A 9/16/19 - 10/15/19 (LROC) 1/15/20
     
40 6/15/19 - 9/14/19 12/15/19
40C 8/16/19 - 9/15/19 (LROC) 12/15/19
40B 7/16/19 - 8/15/19 (LROC) 11/15/19
40A 6/16/19 - 7/15/19 (LROC) 10/15/19
     
39 3/15/19 - 6/14/19 9/15/19
39C 5/16/19 - 6/15/19 (LROC) 9/15/19
39B 4/16/19 - 5/15/19 (LROC) 8/15/19
39A 3/16/19 - 4/15/19 (LROC) 7/15/19
     
38 12/15/18 - 3/14/19 6/15/19
38C 2/16/19 - 3/15/19 (LROC) 6/15/19
38B 1/16/19- 2/15/19 (LROC) 5/15/19
38A  12/16/18 - 1/15/19 (LROC) 4/15/19
     
37 9/15/18 - 12/14/18 3/15/19
37C 11/16/18 - 12/15/18 (LROC) 3/15/19
37B  10/16/18 - 11/15/18 (LROC) 2/15/19
37A 9/16/18 - 10/15/18 (LROC) 1/15/19
36 6/15/18 - 9/14/18 12/15/18
35 3/15/18 - 6/14/18 9/15/18
34 12/15/17 - 3/14/18 6/15/18
33 9/15/17 - 12/14/17 3/15/18
... ... ...
1 9/15/09 - 12/14/09 3/15/10

 

What's New

Jul. 12, 2019. Four missing RS SPK products have been restored.

Jun. 25, 2019. LOLA data for Release 38 are now online.

Jun. 14, 2019. Release 38 of LRO data is now online.

June 5, 2019. Four LOLA GDR images have been revised.

Mar. 15, 2019. Release 37 of LRO data is now online.

Dec. 13, 2018. Release 36 of LRO data is now online.

Sept. 14, 2018. Release 35 of LRO data is now online.

Jun. 14, 2018. Release 34 of LRO data is now online.

Mar. 15, 2018. Release 33 of LRO data is now online.

Feb. 23, 2018.  The LOLA RADR (radiometry) data set has been revised.

Dec. 18, 2017. A few LOLA gridded products have been corrected.

Dec. 13, 2017. Release 32 of LRO data is now online.

Sept. 15, 2017. Release 31 of LRO data is now online.

Jul. 13, 2017. The LOLA GDR south polar map products from Release 30 have been redelivered.

Jun. 14, 2017. Release 30 of LRO data is now online.

Apr. 14, 2017. New Diviner GCPs have been released.

Mar. 14, 2017. Release 29 of LRO data is now online.

Dec. 14, 2016. Release 28 of LRO data is now online.

Sept. 13, 2016. Release 27 of LRO data is now online.

Jun. 14, 2016. Release 26 of LRO data is now online.

Apr. 14, 2016. Diviner Level-3 GDRs have been revised.

Mar. 31, 2016. LOLA RADR products have been revised.

Mar. 15, 2016. All LEND RDR DLD products have been revised.

Mar. 14, 2016. Release 25 of LRO data is now online.

Dec. 15, 2015. Release 24 of LRO data is now online.

Sept. 14, 2015.  Release 23 of LRO data is now online.

Jun. 12, 2015. Release 22 of LRO data is now online.

Mar. 13, 2015. Release 21 of LRO data is now online.

Dec. 15, 2014. Release 20 of LRO data is now online.

Sept. 26, 2014. New Mini-RF Bistatic Radar data are online.

Sept. 23, 2014. A new Mini-RF Global Mosaic data set is online.

Sept. 15, 2014. Release 19 of LRO data is now online.

Aug. 4, 2014. New Mini-RF Bistatic Radar data products are available.

Jun. 13, 2014. Release 18 of LRO data is now online.

Apr. 9, 2014. New polar mosaics have been added to the Mini-RF archive.

Mar. 14, 2014. Release 17 of LRO data is now online.

Dec. 13, 2013. Release 16 of LRO data is now online.

Oct. 16, 2013. Mini-RF Bistatic Radar data have been released.

Sept. 13, 2013. Release 15 of LRO data is now online.

July 3, 2013. Corrections have been made to some keywords in LOLA GDR labels.

June 14, 2013. Release 14 of LRO data is now online.

May 7, 2013. The revised LRO Data Management and Archive Plan is online.

March 14, 2013. Release 13 of LRO data is now online.

Dec. 14, 2012. Release 12 of LRO data is now online.

Sept. 12, 2012. Release 11 of LRO data is now online.

 

 

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