NASA's newest mission to the Moon - the Lunar Atmosphere Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is getting closer to her September 5th launch date from Wallops Island, VA.
|LADEE at WALLOPS CLean Room - NASA Patrick Black|
We need to learn more about this aspect of the Moon to complete our understanding of the lunar environment, of which lunar dust is a very major factor.
The spacecraft was successfully shipped by truck from NASA Ames in California to NASA Wallops Island and is undergoing final testing.
The night time launch from Wallops will be aboard a solid fuel Air Force Minotaur rocket and will be the first planetary mission launched from Wallops.
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I will have more on LADEE as we get closer to launch.
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