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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)

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

June 13, 2014. Release 18 of Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data includes new data acquired between December 15, 2013, and March 14, 2014, for CRaTER, Diviner, LAMP, LEND, LOLA, and LROC.  

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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 Imaging 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

The LRO Project releases data every three months, starting March 15, 2010.

Use the PDS Subscription Service to receive email announcements of each LRO release.

Here is the release schedule.

Release Data Acquisition Release to Public
Final 9/15/12 - 9/14/14 3/15/15
20 6/15/14 - 9/14/14 12/15/14
19 3/15/14 - 6/14/14 9/15/14
18 12/15/13 - 3/14/14 6/15/14
17 9/15/13 - 12/14/13 3/14/14
16 6/15/13 - 9/14/13 12/15/13
15 3/15/13 - 6/14/13 9/15/13
14 12/15/12 - 3/14/13 6/15/13
13 9/15/12 - 12/14/12 3/15/13
12 6/15/12 - 9/14/12 12/15/12
11 3/15/12 - 6/14/12 9/15/12
10 12/15/11 - 3/14/12 6/15/12
9 9/15/11 - 12/14/11 3/15/12
8 6/15/11 - 9/14/11 12/15/11
7 3/15/11 - 6/14/11 9/15/11
6 12/15/10 - 3/14/11 6/15/11
5 9/15/10 - 12/14/10 3/15/11
4 6/15/10 - 9/14/10 12/15/10
3 3/15/10 - 6/14/10 9/15/10
2 12/15/09 - 3/14/10 6/15/10
1 9/15/09 - 12/14/09 3/15/10

 

What's New

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.

July 23, 2012. New and revised LEND data products are now available. See the LEND ERRATA.TXT for details.

June 15, 2012. Release 10 of LRO data is now online.

May 23, 2012. The fourth release of Radio Science data is now available.

May 7, 2012. LEND ALD (Averaged LEND Data) products have been updated. See the LEND ERRATA.TXT for details.

March 15, 2012. Release 9 of LRO data is now online.

January 10, 2012. Diviner GDR data for Release 8 are now online.

January 5, 2012: The third release of LRO Radio Science data is now online.

December 15, 2011: Release 8 of LRO data is now online.

September 15, 2011: Release 7 of LRO data is now online.

July 22, 2011: The Diviner GDR archive is now complete.

July 19, 2011.  The second release of LRO Radio Science data is now online.

June 15, 2011. Release 6 of LRO data is now online.

May 19, 2011. Another partial delivery of Diviner GDR data has been added to the archive.

May 18, 2011. A few files that were missing from Mini-RF Release 5 are now online.

April 29, 2011. Another partial delivery of Diviner GDR data has been added to the archive.

April 29, 2011. A new LOLA FAQ page is now online.

April 27, 2011. The first release of LRO Radio Science data is now online.

April 18, 2011. Another partial delivery of Diviner GDR data has been added to the archive.

April 7, 2011. The Mini-RF data for Release 5 are now online.

April 7, 2011. New LEND ALD products have been added.

April 1, 2011. Another batch of Diviner GDR data has been added.

March 30, 2011. More LRO Diviner GDR data products have been added to the archive.

March 15, 2011.  Release 5 of LRO data is now online.

February 10, 2011. The LRO Diviner Team will host a Diviner Data Users' Forum at LPSC on Sunday, March 6. 

January 5, 2011. Mini-RF data from Release 4 is now online, with a caveat.

 

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