About LRO and CRaTER

LRO Science Payload

The CRaTER Team

NEW! An Exhibit about
the McAuliffe-Shepard
Discovery Ctr., Concord, NH.
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LRO Quick Facts

• Launched June 18, 2009
• 4-day trip to the moon, then
   into commissioning orbit
• Science payload of 7

• Data relayed in real-time to
   LRO satellite and teams
• LRO Mission Operations:
   NASA-Goddard SFC
• LRO Dimensions:
   79"(2m) x 103"(2.6m)
• LRO Mass: 1664 lb. (891 kg)
• Duration: 1yr. exploration;
   Possible 3yr. science mission

Where is LRO Now?

Historical Exploration of
the Moon …

Related Links
NASA LRO Mission
   - CRaTER Instrument
   - Diviner Instrument
   - LAMP Instrument
   - LEND Instrument
   - LOLA Instrument
   - LROC Instrument
   - Mini-RF Instrument

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The CRaTER Team

CRaTER's interdisciplinary science team includes space plasma physicists, nuclear physicists, cosmic ray physicists, solar and heliospheric scientists, lunar scientists, space radiation biology and radiation effects experts, space weather modelers and astronaut safety experts.

Principal Investigators

University of New Hampshire
   Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space

Project Management
University of New Hampshire
   •  Sonya Smith, Project Manager

University of New Hampshire
   •  Jody Wilson, Research Scientist (Lunar science)
   •  Chia-Lin Huang, Research Associate (Modeling)
   •  Andrew Jordan, Researcher (GCR variability, Science Liason to EPO)

Harvard Smithsonian

Aerospace Corporation

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Guest Researchers
Southwest Research Institute - Boulder
   •  Cary Zeitlin, (Modeling, Data analysis)

Univ. of Maryland, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center