Northrop Grumman and NASA Ames to Update Media On Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS)

Press Release From: Northrop Grumman Corporation
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2009


Northrop Grumman Corporation invites media to an update on NASA Ames' Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission. The briefing will cover LCROSS' mission, launch status and anticipated scientific contributions.

When: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 10 a.m. Mountain time

Where: NSS Media Center, Broadmoor Hall, Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Call-in: Reporters may also call in to the briefing. The number is 877-740-2201, passcode 7522708.

Speakers: Steve Hixson, Northrop Grumman vice president for Advanced Concepts

Anthony Colaprete, NASA Ames Research Center, LCROSS principal investigator

RSVP: Sally Koris
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
310.812.4721 (office)
310.567.5279 (cell)

LCROSS is at Kennedy Space Center undergoing integration on an Atlas 5 for launch this spring on a mission to search for water ice on the moon. Some 90 days following its launch, LCROSS will impact the moon creating a plume of lunar soil visible to space- and ground-based observatories. Data from the impact will add to knowledge of the moon currently being acquired by international lunar missions from India, Japan and China.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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