Jul 16, 2009

NASA Glenn Research Center's role in the latest images from the Moon

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has been successfully transmitting high-quality images since arriving at the Moon in late June. Those images are being sent with greater efficiency thanks to communications hardware - a traveling wave tube amplifier - provided by the Glenn Research Center.

(Hahn Crater, bottom left. Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University.)

While LRO will help NASA to better understand the Moon's composition and topography, the primary goal of LRO is to conduct research in preparation for future lunar exploration by scouting for safe landing sites and locating potential resources. Learn more about the communications hardware provided by Glenn and the LRO mission and its accomplishments.