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Originally posted by Shadowflux
Anyway, do you know if they plan to image only the original landing site or do they plan on imaging all of them?
Also, since you know more about this than I, what type of resolution should we realistically be expecting here? Will what's left of the landing module be extremely tiny or will we be able to see a fair amount of detail?
Do you think the photos will be immediately released or will we have to wait a year or more?
Originally posted by jra
I'd assume they'd release them as soon as they get them.
I think it will spend up to two months (maybe less) doing systems checks and what not and then it will begin it's primary mission.
Although they may release some images during that time. Apollo 11's 40th anniversary is next month, so maybe we'll get a shot of it by then.
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- Two NASA spacecraft will reach major mission milestones early Tuesday morning as they approach the moon -- one will send back live streaming imagery via the Internet as it swings by the moon, the other will insert itself into lunar orbit to begin mapping the moon's surface.
Originally posted by zorgon
Hmmm on what do you base this assumption? Past experience?
that's a lot of system checks...
Good point... that would certainly make sense... let's hope your right
"LROC images are not currently available, because the orbiter is currently on its way to the Moon and has not yet established orbit. As spacecraft and instrument commissioning progress we can better predict when LROC will begin imaging. We hope to have LROC images sometime in early July."
Am working on some locations of our favorite 'hot spots' but will need a lot of work on a rational... I am sure "I want to see the moon base" most likely won't do