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LADEE Now in the Moon’s Sphere

5 Oct 2013, 20:06 UTC
LADEE Now in the Moon’s Sphere
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The Moon is now under control. Based on LADEE’s altitude (below 66,000 km) the Moon is now the primary gravitational body acting on the spacecraft. In other words, the Moon’s gravity is now stronger than the Earth’s. This picture really shows the change the Moon is imposing on the orbit, which until [...]

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