Sunday, October 06, 2013
Spacecraft Goes into Lunar Orbit
Source - Space Weather News for Oct. 6, 2013: http://spaceweather.com
SPACECRAFT GOES INTO LUNAR ORBIT: Among a select few allowed to work during the US government shutdown, controllers for NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) fired the spacecraft's engines this morning, Oct. 6th, slowing it enough to be captured by lunar gravity. LADEE is now in orbit. Soon, the spacecraft will begin its mission to study the Moon's exotic and diaphanous atmosphere, which is mightily affected by space weather. For more information about this development, plus new color images of incoming Comet ISON, visit http://spaceweather.com.
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