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LRO around the Moon

23 Jun 2009, 10:22 UTC
LRO around the Moon
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The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has just entered lunar orbit! Now that it is in orbit around the Moon, it should take about a couple of months to settle into its final polar orbit 50 kilometers above the surface. Once it settles into its final orbit, the LRO should be spending at least a year making detailed maps of the surface of the Moon (among other things).
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

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