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Our Centaur: Launch Vehicle Upper Stage Turned Lunar Impactor

7 Oct 2009, 20:21 UTC
Our Centaur: Launch Vehicle Upper Stage Turned Lunar Impactor
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Delivered by the LCROSS spacecraft, our Centaur upper stage will cause the main impact plume that we'll observe to determine whether water exists on the moon. In this posting my guest Chuck Tatro, the NASA Launch Program Mission Manager for LRO and LCROSS, describes this very important component, the ideas that went into its design, and why it's the right way to look for water at the lunar south pole.

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