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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

(space probe orbiting the Moon)

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is a NASA space probe orbiting the Moon, performing measurements. It was launched in 2009 and still in operation in 2015.


  • CRaTER - "Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation"
  • Diviner - "Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment"
  • LAMP - "Lyman-Alpha Mapping Project"
  • LEND - "Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector"
  • LOLA - "Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter"
  • LROC - "Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera"
  • Mini-RF - "Miniature Radio Frequency" Radar

LCROSS was a companion of LRO, the pair being two parts of a single NASA project.


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