Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
The Nasa's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will fly over the landing site of the Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram
and attempt taking photos of the area in the hopes of determining the spacecraft's fate
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
➢ It is a NASA mission to the moon within the Lunar Precursor and Robotic Program (LPRP) in preparation for future
manned missions to the moon and beyond (Mars).
➢ LRO is the first mission of NASA’s `New Vision for Space Exploration’.
➢ Identify potential lunar resources.
➢ Gather detailed maps of the lunar surface.
➢ Collect data on the moon’s radiation levels.
➢ Study the moons polar regions for resources that could be used in future manned missions or robotic sample return missions.
➢ Provide measurements to characterize future robotic explorers, human lunar landing sites and to
derive measurements that can be used directly in support of future Lunar Human Exploration
Check out NIRVIK scheme