04.30.2013 - NASA's LADEE Observatory recently completed the Thermal-Vacuum phase of environmental testing at NASA's Ames Research Center.
04.29.2013 - LADEE's observations of the lunar atmosphere and surface conditions will provide us with insights we can apply to many worlds.
04.12.2013 - Until recently, most everyone accepted the conventional wisdom that the moon has virtually no atmosphere.
03.20.13 - Engineers at Ames are about to begin the Thermal-Vacuum phase of environmental testing on NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer.
03.14.13 - A new laser-based system will enable rates of satellite communications similar in capability to high-speed fiber optic networks on Earth.
03.07.2013 - Dust is a major component of the material on the moon’s surface.
02.05.13 - Engineers at NASA’s Ames Research Center have completed all of the mechanical tests of the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft.
1.03.13 - All of the solar panels have been attached to LADEE, and it has been prepared for transportation to the National Technical Systems mechanical testing facility.
11.29.2012 - Engineers at NASA's Ames Research Center recently completed the initial electromagnetic interference tests of NASA's LADEE Observatory.
10.25.12 - Engineers at NASA Ames have installed the final science instrument that will fly onboard the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer.
06.27.12 - NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) Mission is making great progress towards its 2013 launch to explore the lunar environment.
04.09.12 - NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer has received its integrated propulsion system that will enable the spacecraft to reach the moon.
08.02.11 - NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) observatory is cleared to go forward and complete the flight hardware fabrication necessary for its 2013 mission to explore the moon.
06.10.10 - Fountains of electric dust may be responsible for a mysterious glow seen on the lunar horizon during the Apollo 17 and other missions.
12.21.09 - NASA has selected Space Systems/Loral, Palo Alto, Calif., to receive a contract for the propulsion system for the Lunar Atmosphere Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft.
04.09.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- NASA is preparing to send a small spacecraft to the moon in 2011 to assess the lunar atmosphere and the nature of dust lofted above the surface.