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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) instrument overview

Space Science Reviews

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DOI: 10.1007/s11214-010-9634-2

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Abstract

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) Wide Angle Camera (WAC) and Narrow Angle Cameras (NACs) are on the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The WAC is a 7-color push-frame camera (100 and 400 m/pixel visible and UV, respectively), while the two NACs are monochrome narrow-angle linescan imagers (0.5 m/pixel). The primary mission of LRO is to obtain measurements of the Moon that will enable future lunar human exploration. The overarching goals of the LROC investigation include landing site identification and certification, mapping of permanently polar shadowed and sunlit regions, meter-scale mapping of polar regions, global multispectral imaging, a global morphology base map, characterization of regolith properties, and determination of current impact hazards.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) instrument overview
Series title:
Space Science Reviews
DOI:
10.1007/s11214-010-9634-2
Volume
150
Issue:
1-4
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Springer
Publisher location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contributing office(s):
Astrogeology Science Center
Description:
44 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
81
Last page:
124