GRAIL Release 2

GRAIL

Using a precision formation-flying technique, the twin GRAIL spacecraft mapped the moon’s gravity field, as depicted in this artist’s rendering. detail. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The Planetary Data System (PDS) announces the second release of the following Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) data:

  • LGRS EDR – Raw science data originating from the Lunar Gravity Ranging System (LGRS) on each of the two spacecraft comprising the GRAIL mission.
  • LGRS CDR – Calibrated and resampled data from the LGRS on each of the two spacecraft comprising the GRAIL mission.
  • RSS EDR – Raw radio science data and ancillary files from the GRAIL mission.
  • NAIF SPICE – Complete set of SPICE kernels created by GRAIL Navigation and archived by NAIF.

This release includes LGRS EDR, LGRS CDR, and RSS EDR data acquired during the extended mission phase, from 2012-08-30 through 2012-12-12 and RSS EDR data acquired during the decommissioning mission phase, from 2012-12-12 through 2012-12-18.

LGRS RDR data will be released in October, 2013.

More information on the release.

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All available PDS data available here.

 

 

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