Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment

Temperature Gauge Temperature Gauge

An artist's concept of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which carries the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to measure surface temperatures on the moon. Image credit: NASA
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Mission Summary

An instrument flying aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment is designed to measure surface temperatures on the moon, providing key information for future lunar surface operations and exploration.

Measurements from the Diviner instrument will be used to create a compositional map of the moon and identify landing hazards such as rough or rocky areas.


Acronym: DLRE
 
Type: Instrument
 
Status: Current
 
Launch Date: June 18, 2009
5:32 p.m. EDT (21:32 UTC)
 
Launch Location: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
 
Target: Moon
 
Destination: Moon
 
Current Location: Orbit type:
Circular polar
Altitude: 50 km (31 miles) above the moon's surface