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LADEE trajectory update 10-4-13

4 Oct 2013, 18:47 UTC
LADEE trajectory update 10-4-13
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LADEE is rapidly approaching the Moon. Depending on who you talk to, you can consider the spacecraft to be within the “Sphere of Influence” of the Moon somewhere near 66,000 km (on LADEE we switch central bodies on our numerical integrators at 50,000 km, but that’s not a magic number). So we’re not quite Moon-Centered [...]

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