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Latest Lunar Orbiter program Stories

moon
2014-11-03 04:35:40

An unmanned Chinese orbiter known as the “Little Flyer” returned to Earth this past weekend after successfully circumnavigating the Moon, becoming the first spacecraft in nearly four decades to make the journey to the planet’s natural satellite and back.

Solar_Orbiter
2014-06-04 05:45:31

The European Space Agency has announced the successful on-Earth testing of its Solar Orbiter's protective heat shield.

moon tidal dance
2014-05-30 04:33:20

Today, thanks to the combination of observations by two NASA missions, we are able to see a phenomenon known as lunar body tide for the first time.

2014-05-23 12:20:57

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) will celebrate five years in orbit June 18.

First Interactive Mosaic Of Lunar North Pole Released By NASA
2014-03-18 20:40:18

Scientists, using cameras aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), have created the largest high resolution mosaic of our moon’s north polar region.

2014-03-18 16:21:03

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colo., to launch the Solar Orbiter Collaboration mission to study the sun in

2014-03-18 12:21:13

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists, using cameras aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), have created the largest high resolution mosaic of our moon's

Apollo 8 Earthrise Image Commemorated With New Video Simulation
2013-12-22 02:58:17

To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the first color image of the Earth ever taken by a person in lunar orbit, NASA has released a new video simulation of the events that led to the iconic ‘Earthrise’ photograph.

China Enters New Territory With Lunar Lander, Scheduled For Launch This Year
2013-08-29 12:21:57

China announced on Wednesday that it will launch its first lunar lander, the Chang'e Three, by the end of the year. Named after the Chinese goddess of the moon, the upcoming Chang’e mission marks the next step in the Asian nation’s ambitious space program.

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Surveys Moon Landing Sites
2013-07-10 07:46:47

Like the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), the Lunar Orbiter program's primary design function was to obtain images that would allow scientists and engineers to characterize the moon's surface in order to find safe and engaging landing sites for future missions.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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