Meeting Location and Dates
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Science Targeting Meeting
June 9 to 11, 2009 (2.5 days)
Purpose and Scope
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission will provide unprecedented information about the lunar surface to address fundamental questions in lunar science and to prepare for future exploration and utilization of the Moon. A key goal of this meeting is to foster understanding of LRO capabilities and the mission planning processes necessary for high-resolution targeting of lunar features by the LRO Narrow Angle Cameras (NAC), Mini-RF synthetic aperture radar, and Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment. Another goal is to solicit ideas from the lunar science community for LRO targeting of specific types of features and focused science themes. The meeting will feature presentations and lively discussion on seven major areas of active lunar research that have specific application to the capabilities of LRO. This meeting provides an opportunity for direct communication between the LRO mission stakeholders (ESMD, SMD, LRO project) and the science community. The primary product of this meeting will be a prioritized list of ESMD and SMD targets including rationale and relevant acquisition parameters.