Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter



The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, is a multipurpose NASA spacecraft launched in 2009 to make a comprehensive atlas of the Moon’s features and resources. Since launch, LRO has measured the coldest temperatures in the solar system inside the Moon’s permanently shadowed craters, detected evidence of water ice at the Moon’s south pole, seen hints of recent geologic activity on the Moon, found newly-formed craters from present-day meteorite impacts, tested spaceborne laser communication technology, and much more.

For questions regarding LRO multimedia, please contact: David.Ladd@nasa.gov.

link to gallery item Supermoon 2014
Supermoon 2014
link to gallery item A New Look at the Apollo 11 Landing Site
A New Look at the Apollo 11 Landing Site
link to gallery item Peeking Into Lunar Pits
Peeking Into Lunar Pits
link to gallery item Understanding Lunar Eclipses
Understanding Lunar Eclipses
link to gallery item Need To Know: Lunar Eclipse and LRO
Need To Know: Lunar Eclipse and LRO
link to gallery item Jim Garvin's Top
Jim Garvin's Top "Pics" - LROC Images
link to gallery item Earthrise: The 45th Anniversary
Earthrise: The 45th Anniversary
link to gallery item LRO 4th Anniversary
LRO 4th Anniversary
link to gallery item Water on the Moon
Water on the Moon
link to gallery item The Moon's Permanently Shadowed Regions
The Moon's Permanently Shadowed Regions
link to gallery item The Moon - Scientific Visualizations
The Moon - Scientific Visualizations
link to gallery item LRO - Edited Features
LRO - Edited Features
link to gallery item LRO - Animations
LRO - Animations
link to gallery item LRO - Footage
LRO - Footage
link to gallery item LRO - Still Images
LRO - Still Images
link to gallery item LRO - Interviews
LRO - Interviews