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Ames LADEE Mission: NASA Briefing Previews Lunar Mission

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LADEE Lunar Dust Mission - Rick Elphic (SETI Talks) 

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See the Launch of NASAs LADEE Mission to the Moon

NASA will host a two-day event for 50 of its social media followers on Thursday, Sept. 5, and Friday, Sept. 6, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Va., for the launch of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE).
LADEE is a robotic mission that will orbit our moon to gather detailed information about the structure and composition of the thin lunar atmosphere and determine if dust is being lofted into the lunar sky.

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A Minotaur V rocket is scheduled to launch the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Experiment (LADEE) mission from the Wallops Island launch facility at 03:27 UT, 7th September, 2013.
The launch window extends to 03:31 UT.

The spaceprobe will study the moon's exosphere.

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NASA Briefing Previews Lunar Mission

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During a televised news briefing from NASA Headquarters on Thursday, Aug. 22, panellists discussed the agency's next mission to the moon, and the first lunar mission launching from the Virginia coast. NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission is scheduled to launch at 11:27 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. Data from the mission will provide unprecedented information about the environment around the moon and give scientists a better understanding of other planetary bodies in our solar system and beyond.

 



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Orbital Sciences Corporation today announced that the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Centre (SMC) recently ordered the first Minotaur V launch vehicle under the companys Orbital/Suborbital Program-2 (OSP-2) contract. The Minotaur V rocket will propel NASAs Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) probe on a trajectory to enable it to orbit the Moon.

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