LUNAR FLYBY

Tomorrow morning, NASA’s newly launched LCROSS (Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite) spacecraft will fly by the Moon and send pictures back to Earth from only 6000 miles above the lunar surface.

The purpose of the manoeuvre is to put LCROSS in an elongated Earth orbit and position it for it’s mpact trajectory toward the lunar south pole later this year. Live video streaming of the flyby begins at approximately 1pm on Tuesday  (23rd June)

Visit NASA’s LCROSS page for further updates and the video stream.

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Posted on 22 June, 2009, in Astronomy News, Popular Science and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on LUNAR FLYBY.

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