May 08 2015

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LRO in new orbit that is 12 miles above Moon’s South Pole

NASA’s LRO Moves Closer to the Lunar Surface. Before too long, we should have a pretty detailed survey of the South Pole region.

On Monday, May 4, 2015 flight controllers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland performed two station keeping burns to change LRO’s orbit. The new orbit allows LRO to pass within 20 km (12 miles) of the South Pole and 165 km (103 miles) over the North Pole.

This will pay big dividends when NASA turns its attention back to Lunar exploration.

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