Travelin’ 1.24km/s (2763mph), 31259km from the Moon. T-7hr
Estimated Centaur Impact Time: 9 October 2009 11:31:19.56937 UTC
Estimated LCROSS SSC Impact Time: 9 October 2009 11:35:38.79007 UTC
11:36 UTC Successful end of mission. Now the science begins.
Cruisin’ at 1.17km/s (2612mph). 373,500km from Earth, 100,000km from Moon.
130,000km to go – 29 hours !
LCROSS is cruising at 1.14km/s (2551mph). 380600km from Earth – 165600km from Moon.
Mission Day 110. 2d 5h left …
LCROSS cruisin’ at 1.11km/s (2483mph), 392000km from Earth – 221000km from Moon
3 days 5 hours left…
The LCROSS Centaur impact is scheduled for 11:31 UTC on October 9, 2009.
The sheparding spacecraft will impact at 11:35 UTC. Mission scientists estimate that the Centaur impact debris plume should be in view several seconds after Centaur impact and will peak in brightness at 30 to 100 seconds after impact.
Lunar Impact Locations
Centaur: -84.675, 311.275 E
Shepherding spacecraft: -84.729, 310.64 E