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LADEE Initial Systems Checkout Phase Successfully Completed
2013-09-11 10:03:06

After a spectacular launch, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft was placed by the Minotaur V launch vehicle into an elliptic orbit around Earth, as the start of our journey to the moon.

Image 1 - Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Brings 'Earthrise' To Everyone
2012-04-21 06:20:59

Imagine yourself in orbit, your spacecraft flying backward with its small window facing down toward the surface of the moon. You peer out, scouring the ash-colored contours of the cratered landscape for traces of ancient volcanic activity.

2011-12-29 04:00:52

NASA's twin spacecraft to study the moon from crust to core are nearing their New Year's Eve and New Year's Day main-engine burns to place the duo in lunar orbit.

NASA To Launch GRAIL Moon Mission Thursday
2011-09-06 12:16:43

NASA will usher in another Moon mission on Thursday when it launches twin probes to measure gravity on Earth's closest cosmic neighbor.

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2010-10-01 10:15:00

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) launched a second lunar exploration probe on Friday, bringing their country's emerging space program one step closer to fulfilling their goal of placing a man on the moon.

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2010-09-14 08:15:00

In August 1960, NASA launched its first communications satellite, Echo 1 00 and now, fifty years later, NASA has achieved another first by placing the ARTEMIS-P1 spacecraft into a unique orbit behind the moon, but not actually orbiting the moon itself.

2009-07-28 09:45:00

During the journey to 'The Peak of Eternal Light', the audience joins Commander Björn Grieger and his flight crew onboard a virtual lunar shuttle called 'Sparrow' for a thrilling flight over the lunar surface.

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2009-07-17 12:40:00

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has returned its first imagery of the Apollo moon landing sites.

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2009-07-02 13:45:49

The U.S. space agency says its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has used its two cameras to transmit its first images since reaching lunar orbit June 23. NASA said the LRO's initial images were of a region a few miles east of Hell E crater in the lunar highlands south of Mare Nubium.


Latest Lunar orbit Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

The Moon -- natural satellite of a planet, in particular, the single natural satellite of the earth. The Earth-Moon System The moon is the earth's nearest neighbor in space. In addition to its proximity, the moon is also exceptional in that it is quite massive compared to the earth itself, the ratio of their masses being far larger than the similar ratios of other natural satellites to the planets they orbit (with the exception of Charon and Pluto). For this reason, the...

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