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NASA will hold a briefing about two upcoming lunar missions scheduled to launch in June that will begin a journey to better understand the moon. A briefing with members of the mission and science teams will be held Thursday, May 21, at 4 p.m. EDT, in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street, SW, in Washington. The briefing will air live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site.

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Orbiter, sensing satellite won't blast off until June 17
A troubled valve on an Atlas 5 rocket upper stage has pushed back launch of the Marshall Space Flight Centre-overseen Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Lunar Crater Observing and Sensing Satellite by about two weeks to June 17, a NASA manager said Friday.


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Mission: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter/Lunar Crater Observation and
Sensing Satellite (LRO/LCROSS)
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Pad: Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: No earlier than June 17, 2009
Launch Window: TBD

NASA decided to move the LRO/LCROSS from a June 2 window to a June 17 window so as to allow the LCROSS team additional time to mitigate a potential thrust disturbance associated with the Atlas V Centaur fill/drain valves. The Centaur is being used in a way that has never been done before. While the Centaur hardware is designed and built to reliably perform its purpose of launching spacecraft, LCROSS is using the spent Centaur as a lunar impactor. This reuse has posed technical
challenges which the LCROSS team has had to address.

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The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter/Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LRO/LCROSS) atop an Atlas V launch vehicle is scheduled to launch from Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, no earlier than the 2nd June 2009.
The launch window has still to be arranged.

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NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, known as LCROSS, is enroute from Northrop Grumman's facility in Redondo Beach, Calif., to NASA's Kennedy Space Centre in Florida in preparation for a spring launch.

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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to begin its two-day journey to NASA's Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.

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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has successfully completed thermal vacuum testing, which simulates the extreme hot, cold and airless conditions of space LRO will experience after launch. This milestone concludes the orbiter's environmental test program at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

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Russian water detector to ride piggyback on US lunar orbiter
A Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) has had the final touches added at the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and has been sent to the US to be installed on the American Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), scheduled to be launched in early 2009.

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