September 9, 2013

LADEE Launches!

LADEE, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer robotic probe launched Friday night atop an Orbital Sciences Corporation Minotaur V rocket. The first deep space mission from Wallops Flight Facility, LADEE will orbit the moon to collect information about its atmosphere and environmental influences on lunar dust.

Credit: NASA

[ Read the Article: Successful Launch For NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere And Dust Environment Explorer Mission ]

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