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June 14, 2024. LRO Release 58 includes new LOLA EDR and RDR data acquired between October 31, 2023, and March 19, 2024.

LOLA is the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter, which determines the global topography of the lunar surface at high resolution. LOLA data sets are produced by the LOLA Science Team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.

The LOLA Data Node is the primary source for LOLA data products. The Data Node, managed by the LOLA Science Team, is updated more frequently than the three-month intervals between LRO deliveries to PDS. Users who require the most recent LOLA data should use the Lunar Orbital Data Explorer (ODE) to locate and download the data at the LOLA Data Node.

Latest LOLA Data

Lunar Orbital Data Explorer Lunar Orbital Data Explorer - Search, display, and download  the most recently released data from the LOLA Data Node.

Archived Copy of LOLA Data Sets at the Geosciences Node

The PDS Geosciences Node archives a copy of the data at the LOLA Data Node at every three-month LRO release.
Raw Data Products (PDS4)
Bundle Root
EDR - Experiment Data Records
Derived Data Products (PDS4)
Bundle Root
RDR - Reduced Data Records
RADR - Radiometry Data Records
GDR - Gridded Data Records
SHADR - Spherical Harmonic Data Records
SLDEM - Selene/LRO Digital Elevation Model

Related Information

LOLA Frequently Asked Questions
LOLA RDR Software - Translate binary RDR files into comma-separated-value text files for use in spreadsheets, space-separated tables for plotting, or binary "xyz" format for use with mapping tools.
PDS Catalog Files
EDR Data Set Description
RDR Data Set Description
RADR Data Set Description
GDR Data Set Description
SHADR Data Set Description
LOLA Instrument Description
Software Interface Specifications (SISs)
LOLA EDR Data Product SIS (PDF, 969 KB)
LOLA RDR Data Product SIS (PDF, 792 KB)
LOLA Archive Volume SIS (PDF, 556 KB)
LOLA Team Web Site


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