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LADEE Team

LADEE Science Team

Sarah Noble, program scientist,
NASA Headquarters, Washington

Richard Elphic, project scientist,
NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

Greg Delory, deputy project scientist,
NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

Ultra Violet and Visible Light Spectrometer
Anthony Colaprete, principal investigator
NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. 

Other members of the UVS science team, include
Diane Wooden and John Karcz at Ames.

Neutral Mass Spectrometer
Paul Mahaffy, principal investigator
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

Other members of the NMS science team, include
Mehdi Benna at Goddard, and Richard Hodges at the University of Colorado.

Lunar Dust Experiment
Mihaly Horanyi, principal investigator
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), University of Colorado at Boulder.

Other members of the LDEX science team, include

Zoltan Sternovsky at LASP CU Boulder,
Eberhard Gruen at the University of Colorado/Max Planck Institut fur Kernphysik, and
Ralf Srama at the University of Stuttgart.


Guest Investigators

Jasper Halekas
University of California, Berkeley "Quantifying the links between the space plasma environment and the lunar dusty atmosphere: A virtual plasma instrument for LADEE"

Dana Hurley
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md.
"Exospheric modeling for interpretation of LADEE data" 

Sascha Kempf
University of Colorado
"Investigating Dust Exospheres by LADEE"

Menelaos Sarantos,
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
"A toolbox of exospheric models and visualization methods for LADEE data acquisition and interpretation"

Tim Stubbs
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
"Exploring the Lunar Exospheric Dust Environment with LADEE"


Program / Policy Management

NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., is responsible for managing the LADEE mission, building the spacecraft and performing mission operations for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The LADEE mission is part of the Lunar Quest Program managed at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., is responsible for managing the science instruments and technology demonstration payload, and the science operations center. NASA Wallops Flight Facility will be responsible for launch vehicle integration, launch services, and launch range operations.

At NASA Headquarters, John Grunsfeld is associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate.

James Green is director of the Planetary Division.

Joan Salute is LADEE program executive, and Sarah Noble is the program scientist.

At Ames, Butler Hine is LADEE project manager. Dawn McIntosh is deputy project manager.

At Marshall, Danny Harris is the Lunar Quest program manager.

At Goddard, Robert Caffrey is the LADEE payloads manager.

At Wallops, Doug Voss is launch manager. Bruce Underwood is deputy launch manager.

Orbital Sciences Corp., is responsible for the Minotaur V rocket that will carry LADEE into space.


For more LADEE team members and and lunar researchers' biographies, visit: http://moon.nasa.gov/people.cfm

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Page Last Updated: April 2nd, 2014
Page Editor: Jessica Culler