Lunar Data


The following page contains data sets and tools related to lunar missions. The IPDA maintains a glossary of agency acronyms. The link will open in a new tab.

Lunar Missions

Mission NameAgency*Data Release State**Location of Information or Data
ApolloNASA1961 – 1975NASA PDS/GEO
Lunar Orbiters 1-5NASAAugust 1966 – August 1967NASA GSFC
NASA PDS/IMG
Pre-MagellanNASANovember 1968 – August 1988NASA PDS/GEO
ClementineNASA
DOE
February 1994 – May 1994NASA PDS/GEO
NASA PDS/IMG
Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX)NASASeptember 1996NASA PDS/GEO
NASA PDS/SBN
Lunar ProspectorNASAJanuary 1998 – July 1999NASA PDS/GEO
NASA PDS/PPI
SMART-1ESA PSASeptember 2003 – September 2006ESA PSA
Kaguya/SeleneJAXADecember 2007 – June 2009JAXA
NASA PDS/GEO
NASA PDS/IMG
DARTS
Chandrayaan-1ISRONovember 2008 – August 2009ISRO
ISRO/ISSDC
ISRO/ISSDC
ESA PSA
NASA PDS/IMG
NASA PDS/GEO
LCROSSNASAJune 2009 – October 2009NASA PDS/GEO
Lunar Reconnaissance OrbiterNASAJune 2009 – ongoingNASA PDS/GEO
NASA PDS/IMG
NASA PDS/PPI
GRAILNASAMarch 2012 – December 2012NASA PDS/GEO
LADEENASANovember 2013 – April 2014NASA PDS/ATM
Chandrayaan-2ISROSeptember 2019 – ongoingISRO
ISRO/ISSDC
ISRO/ISSDC
Chandrayaan-3ISROJuly 2023 – ongoingISRO
ISRO/ISSDC
Luna-25Roscosmos, IKI2024Roscosmos/IKI
Emirates Lunar Mission/Rashid RoverMBRSCNo Data / CrashedMBRSC
Lunar-26 OrbiterRoscosmos, IKI2026Roscosmos/IKI
Korea Pathfinder Lunar OrbiterKARI2024KARI (this link instead?)
Lunar Polar Exploration Mission (9 instruments)ISRO/JAXA2026 – 2028ISRO/JAXA data release 2026
Lunar Polar Exploration Mission (7 instruments)ISRO/JAXA2025ISRO and JAXA
Luna-27Roscosmos, IKI2027Roscosmos/IKI

Non-lunar Missions with Lunar Data

Mission NameAgency*Time of FlybysLocation of Information or Data
Mariner 10NASAFebruary 5, 1974NASA PDS/IMG
GalileoNASADecember 8, 1990NASA PDS/PPI
NASA PDS/IMG
NEARNASAJanuary 23, 1998NASA PDS/PSI
CassiniNASA, ESA, PSA, ASIAugust 18, 1999NASA PDS/Rings Website
NASA PDS/Rings Data
HayabusaJAXAMay 19, 2004NASA PDS/PSI
MESSENGERNASAAugust 2, 2205NASA PDS/GEO
NASA PDS/IMG
NASA PDS/PPI
RosettaESA PSAMarch 4, 2005ESA PSA
NASA PDS/SBN
EPOXINASADecember 2007, December 2008 and June 2010NASA PDS/SBN Website
NASA PDS/SBN Data
JunoNASAOctober 9, 2013NASA PDS/ATM
Hayabusa2JAXADecember 3, 2015 & December 5, 2020NASA PDS/PSI
NASA Heliophysics MissionNASA2018NASA PDS/PPI

Additional Lunar Data Sets and Tools

Product NameAgency*Data Release Status**Location of Information or Data
LCROSS Analyst’s NotebookNASANASA PDS/GEO
Apollo Analyst’s NotebookNASANASA PDS/GEO
Lunar Orbital Data ExplorerNASANASA PDS/GEO
Lunar SpectroscopyNASAApril 1978 – July 1983NASA PDS/GEO
Lunar Radar AltimetryNASAOctober 1997NASA PDS/GEO
70 cm Lunar RadarNASAOctober 2003 – October 2006NASA PDS/GEO
12.6 cm (S-band) Lunar RadarNASADecember 2007 – May 2013NASA PDS/GEO
Lunar Crustal Magnetic Field MapNASA2020NASA PDS/PPI
Lunar Solar Wind InteractionsNASA2021NASA PDS/PPI
Lunar Geological MapsNASANASA PDS & USGS
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter MapNASANASA/ASU
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter ARDNASANASA/ASU
Moon TrekNASANASA/JPL
Kaguya ARD Image CatalogNASADecember 2007 – November 2009USGS
Lunar Map CatalogNASANASA/LPI
Navigation and Related Observation GeometryNASANASA PDS/NAIF