Planet texture packs


To run the Orbiter 2015 beta, you must install at least the low-resolution surface pack.

In addition you can download the high-resolution packs, either the complete dataset, or by picking individual tiles from the map picker.

Low-resolution pack (required)

The low-resolution surface texture pack ( is required to run Orbiter 2015 Beta. To install, move the zip file into your Orbiter root directory, and unzip it there, allowing to overwrite existing files if prompted.

MoonLo.zip526535056Jan 1 2015708ff92b2734825203bc1af0a738dfec

Complete high-resolution pack (optional)

This section contains the entire Orbiter 2015 Moon tileset (resolution levels 1-11) as a single 7z archive. The archive has been split into multiple file fragments for ease of downloading.

All fragments must be downloaded before unpacking the dataset.

You need an extraction tool that understands the 7z archive format, such as 7-zip. Move the file fragments into your Orbiter root directory and extract them there. Allow the extractor to overwrite files if prompted.

Moon.7z.0014194304000Jan 1 20156ec4ffd35d8caf5dfd09cce4457f83b4
Moon.7z.0024194304000Jan 1 201573f6a12611aa84753043918bcfcaf8ae
Moon.7z.0031760853374Jan 1 2015dc79f9cd6b4b66322f1071cd3f0ca113

Map picker (optional)

Instead of downloading the complete dataset, you can download and install high-resolution tiles for individual geographical areas. Click on tiles in the map below to download the corresponding texture packs.

Move the downloaded zip files into the Orbiter root directory and unpack them.

The global low-resolution pack must have been installed before unpacking any of the high-resolution packs.

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Arizona State University

Astrogeology Science Center

Publisher's note:

LRO LROC-WAC Global Mosaic 100m June2013

LROC (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera) Wide Angle Camera (WAC), which is aboard the lunar satellite LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter), has allowed the instrument team to create a global mosaic comprised of over 15,000 images acquired between November 2009 and February 2011. The WAC maps the whole Moon in one month, however the solar incidence angle at the equator changes about 28 from the beginning to the end of the month. To even out the incidence angle variations, the equatorial mosaic is comprised of data collected over three periods (1/20/2010 to 1/28/2010, 5/30/2010 to 6/6/2010, 7/24/2010 to 7/31/2010). The South Pole mosaic images were acquired 8/10/10 to 9/19/10 and the north polar images 4/22/10 to 5/19/10. Some gores were filled with data taken at other times. The non-polar images were map projected onto the GLD100 (WAC derived 100m/pixel DTM) while polar images were map projected on the LOLA shape model (80 to 90 N/S) and the GLD100 (60 to 80 N/S). In addition, the LOLA derived crossover corrected ephemeris and an improved camera pointing provide accurate positioning of each WAC image. Because the polar images were acquired at a different season than the equatorial images, and the lunar photometric function is not perfectly known, there is a brightness difference where the polar mosaics meet the equatorial mosaics. In a future release this discontinuity will be reduced.