Weekend Edition / Fri-Mon 26-29 Oct 2012

LADEE To Explain Lunar Dust & Atmosphere

Lunar Atmosphere And Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) Nears Testing As Final Instrument Installed At NASA Ames Research Center; Ultraviolet & Visible Light Spectrometer (UVS) Analyzes Light Signatures; Neutral Mass Spectrometer (NMS) Tracks Atmospheric Variations In Multiple Environments; Lunar Dust Experiment (LDEX) Collects / Analyzes Particles Aloft; Tech Demo Of Laser Communications Also Aboard; Set For Aug 2013 Launch, Project Scientist Rick Elphic States, “A Mission Like LADEE Has Been Needed Since Apollo…”

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