News

NASA launches LCROSS satellite

NASA's LCROSS satellite successfully launched Thursday at 2:32 p.m. from Cape Canaveral Florida after being designed and constructed at NASA Ames in Mountain View. Payload from the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite is expected to slam into the surface of the moon where its special sensors will determine whether there is water ice that could support extended human stays there.

The collision with the "Cabeus" region near the moon's south pole is expected to happen at 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 9, creating a plume of debris that will be anlyzed for evidence of water vapor or water ice.

Updates on LCROSS can be found here.

Daniel DeBolt

Comments

 +   Like this comment
Posted by AJ
a resident of North Whisman
on Jun 20, 2009 at 7:55 pm

Best of Luck to LCROSS! Will be monitoring you on NASA's website


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Early Decision Blues
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 2,283 views

One night only: ‘Occupy the Farm’ screening in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 2,162 views

Death with Dignity
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,361 views

10 Tried and True Ways to Increase Happiness
By Caroline Fleck | 2 comments | 532 views

With a Perspective....
By Ms. Jenson | 0 comments | 478 views