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Technicians check data left as the range of motion is tested on the antenna foreground for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., technicians check data (left) as the range of motion is tested on the high-gain antenna (foreground) for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The orbiter will carry seven instruments to provide scientists with detailed maps of the lunar surface and enhance our understanding of the moon's topography, lighting conditions, mineralogical composition and natural resources. Information gleaned from LRO will be used to select safe landing sites, determine locations for future lunar outposts and help mitigate radiation dangers to astronauts. Launch of LRO is targeted no earlier than June 2. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann

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  • Title: Technicians check data left as the range of motion is tested on the antenna foreground for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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