Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)

GRAIL-logo.pngMISSION SUMMARY
Mission: Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory
Mission type: Moon Orbiter
Launch date: September 10, 2011
Launch vehicle: Delta II
Launch site: Cape Canaveral
Orbital insertion: January 2012
Mission duration: March 2012-August 2012 (primary)
September-December 3, 2012 (extended)
Status: Acitve
Overview: The GRAIL mission is a twin spacecraft Discovery Program mission which will use high-quality gravitational field mapping of the Moon to determine its interior structure.

WEB RESOURCES
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NASA/JPL Links
GRAIL - SS Exploration
GRAIL - Discovery Prgm

GRAIL MoonKAM

Wikipedia Links
GRAIL

Other Links
GRAIL - MIT

NASA Missions

NASA Solar System

MULTIMEDIA
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IMAGES______________________

PIA12009_TwinSpacecraft.jpg GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft
PIA12010_CrustToCore.jpg Crust to Core

MOVIES ___________________

grail-farside.jpg GRAIL View from the Far Side of the Moon

Grail_anim_still.jpg GRAIL Animation (Launch, Orbit Insertion, Science Phase)

INTERACTIVES______________

SS-simulator.jpg Solar System Simulator - JPL

logo-eotss-main.png Eyes on the Universe - JPL

MapAPlanet-banner.jpg Map a Planet - USGS

Documents and PowerPoints
GRAIL.ppt
GRAIL Fact Sheet.pdf

GRAIL Launch Press Kit.pdf
Geology of the Moon Overview.ppt

Related MGGP Links
Impacts and Cratering
Earth/Moon
LAMP Cart
Moon Phases
Moon Rock
Orbits Table

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