Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

NASA robotic spacecraft orbiting the Moon

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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: NASA robotic spacecraft orbiting the Moon
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is a NASA robotic spacecraft currently orbiting the Moon in an eccentric polar mapping orbit. Data collected by LRO have been described as essential for planning NASA's future human and robotic missions to the Moon. Its detailed mapping program is identifying safe landing sites, locating potential resources on the Moon, characterizing the radiation environment, and demonstrating new technologies.


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