LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Jun 18 2009
United Launch Alliance

LRO/LCROSS

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

June 18, 2009 at 1:32 PM EDT

(June 18, 2009 at 5:32 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

June 18, 2009 at 1:32 PM EDT

(June 18, 2009 at 5:32 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

June 18, 2009 at 1:32 PM EDT

(June 18, 2009 at 5:32 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Planetary Science
    • LRO is the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter for NASA. Used to map the moon to identify safe landing sites, locating potential resources, characterizing the radiation environment and demonstrating new technologies. The LCROSS is the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, also for NASA. A low cost satellite in order to confirm the existance of water in the southern lunar crater, Cabeus.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

    Pad

    Space Launch Complex 41