Posts Tagged "Probe"

Giant storm on Saturn

A giant storm has been ongoing for months on Saturn, on 15 March, the Cassini spacecraft has taken some impressive images of the storm. The storm covers an area 500 times greater than the area covered by the storms on Saturn observed so far. The Cassini spacecraft has taken pictures from a distance of approximately 1.9 million kilometers [...]

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the first images

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the probe was launched last June 19, which aims to gather information for a future lunar expedition sent its first images of the Moon. The LRO was entered into lunar orbit on June 23. The two chambers of the LRO, known as the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) were activated [...]

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Launched last June 19, at 17:32 local time (22:32 Italian time) from Cape Canaveral Atlas Centaur rocket with two spacecraft bound for the moon. The first probe, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter successfully entered lunar orbit at 6:27 on June 23 after nearly 5 days of travel. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) [...]

The crash probe Kaguya on the Moon

The Japanese probe Kaguya was launched in September 2007 to the Moon and on June 11 he completed his mission, at the end of which was made to crash on the lunar surface. The following video, released by the Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA), which was created according to the data [...]

Kaguya probe rewrites the topographic map of the lunar soil

The Japanese Kaguya probe has ended its mission last Wednesday. September 14, 2007 game in nearly two years due to its laser altimeter (Laser Altimeter, LALT) has collected data on 6.77 million points (an average of 5-6 miles of distance between points) of the lunar surface by building the first topographical map accurate of the Moon. [...]