Talk:Lunar Orbiter program

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Areas article does not cover[edit]

I couldn't find much in the article discussing the launches of these missions. (What vehicles were used, etc.) I also couldn't find much about the maneuvers used to get from Earth into orbit around the Moon. Both of these seem reasonable to expect in a class=B article, so since they're absent this looks more like a class=C article.... (sdsds - talk) 21:14, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Missing 1%[edit]

Which areas of the moon was Lunar Orbiter not able to photograph? Why? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.46.242.199 (talk) 05:33, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

I don't think that 99% is accurate. Missions I, II, III, and V only covered specific sites on the moon, so are almost irrelevant to the question. Mission IV performed complete coverage of the near side of the moon, but covered only portions of the far side. I'm having trouble interpreting from the diagrams what portion of the backside were imaged. Note that there are many images that didn't make it back to earth--either the photography equipment failed or the transmission equipment failed--approximately 10% of medium resolution images and about 26% of high resolution images. Mellen22 (talk) 17:30, 24 November 2009 (UTC)