Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC)

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC). This looks like an amazing device. I cannot find more detail than this on the cameras currently in orbit around the moon. I wonder how they compare with the cameras in spy satellites or terrestrial aerial reconnaissance cameras?

There’s nothing I could see about how much they cost, but it’s good to see they reuse a lot of hardware and software from previous missions to Mars.

They plan on producing 70TB (terabytes) of data from the LRO mission. That sounds a lot – but I can buy a 1TB disc from IT City in Bangkok for less than US$300.

The Two Cameras

The Two Cameras

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