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Mission Websites

Here we list links to the primary mission website as well as pages about the mission on other sites such as the NSSDC, NASA portal, etc.

Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE)

LADEE was launched on September 7th, 2013 03:27 UTC, from the Wallops Island Flight Facility (WFF) on a Minotaur V launch vehicle (LV). The LV inserted LADEE into an Earth-centered phasing orbit followed by a direct lunar transfer. At lunar arrival, LADEE was inserted into a retrograde equatorial orbit at an inclination of 157°, at which point a commissioning/checkout phase was conducted, followed by the science phase. The total mission duration was 223 days, including 100 days dedicated to nominal science operations and a 48 day extended science mission. The mission was decommissioned by impact into the Moon on April 18th, 2014.

The LADEE project and spacecraft were managed by the NASA Ames Research Center (ARC), with the instrument payload and science operations center managed by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).

SBN is the lead node for the LDEX instrument of LADEE. Atmospheres Node is the lead node for the LADEE mission as a whole, including the other two instruments.

Instruments

Data Sets