LRO Scouts for Safe Landing Sites - Stereoscopic Version

  • Released Tuesday, March 24, 2009
  • Updated Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 5:32PM
  • ID: 3587

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is NASA's scouting mission to prepare for a return to the moon. One of its primary objectives will be to assess the lunar terrain for areas that would provide safe landing sites for future missions, both manned and unmanned, that plan to touch down on the moon's surface. This video helps explain how LRO will accomplish its objective.

This visualization is a modified 3D stereo version of animation entry:#10349: LRO Scouts for Safe Landing Sites.

The raw stereoscopic visualization sequence used to create this narrated animation can be viewed and downloaded from entry: #3567: How LRO Will Find Safe Landing Sites on the Moon - Stereoscopic Version.

This short narrated feature describes how LRO's instruments are used collectively to scout for safe landing sites. The crater depicted in this stereoscopic visualization is ficticious and only intended for illustrative purposes. This set provides side-by-side stereoscopic content (Left and Right Eye combined on the same frame) of the visualization

For complete transcript, click here.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. Reference DEM data provided by: Jay Friedlander (QSS, Code 672)


This visualization is related to the following missions:


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Datasets used in this visualization

LRO (Collected with the Diviner sensor)
LRO (Collected with the LOLA sensor)
LRO (Collected with the LROC sensor)

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