posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 08:05 AM
"We used a spent part of the satellite that was there as it was of no use and would have caused enough ejecta to investigate."
At 7:31 a.m. ET, a 2.2-ton empty rocket shot from the LCROSS probe hit the crater Cabeus on the moon's south pole (more on the LCROSS mission's moon
Four minutes later LCROSS (Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite) performed its own kamikaze dive—the final act in its mission to detect
evidence of water ice in the moon's shadowed craters.
from this source
by most of the account you are correct
i understand the "spent and no use part" was the "intended projectile"...a missile per se' according to this plan
as the satellite and empty rocket were 2 separate components
the satellite was intended observation only
edit on 28-11-2012 by lasvegasteddy because: (no reason given)