The Atlas V Rocket Is Readied

  • Released Friday, August 15, 2008

LRO will be launched via an Atlas V 401 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It will take approximately four days for the satellite to travel to and then enter the moon's orbit. This video is from the launch of the MOR Mission. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter or LRO will give scientists more information about the structure of the Moon's interior; the types of rock found there, events that shaped it, and the conditions that exist at the surface.

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