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NASA's LADEE Satellite Prepares For Planned Lunar Impact
2014-04-05 05:30:21

Ground controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center are gradually lowering LADEE's orbital altitude to fly approximately 1 to 2 miles above the surface of the Moon.

Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration Reveals Bright Future For Space Communication
2013-12-24 08:28:38

The completion of the 30-day Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration or LLCD mission has revealed that the possibility of expanding broadband capabilities in space using laser communications is as bright as expected.

NASA Orbiter To Begin Collecting Atmospheric Data After Lunar Arrival
2013-11-22 10:05:42

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) successfully entered orbit around the moon’s equator earlier this week and is now set to begin collecting atmospheric data, the US space agency has announced.

NASA Lunar Explorer Now In Orbit Around The Moon
2013-10-10 04:07:32

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) probe successfully achieved orbit around the moon on Sunday, officials from the US space agency confirmed earlier this week.

Mysterious Lunar Twilight Rays To Be Studied By NASA Mission
2013-09-04 11:25:34

“Yes, the Moon does have an atmosphere,” says Richard Elphic, the project scientist for LADEE at NASA Ames. “It’s just much more tenuous than ours.”

NASA Looks To Lasers For Deep Space Communications
2013-08-29 10:57:45

Laser-based fiber optic technology may slowly be becoming the standard way to send digital communications here on Earth – but for deep-space transmissions, NASA and other space agencies have been relying on radio waves to send data and computer codes.

NASA Prepare Lunar Launch From Virginia
2013-08-23 09:34:43

NASA is preparing to launch a new lunar mission from Virginia on September 6 that is expected to set many firsts for the space agency.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.