Saturday, September 14, 2013


A couple of items relating to the LADEE vehicle, now on its way to the Moon. Here's a picture of LADEE being placed in fairing of the nose-cone of the Minotaur VI launch vehicle. And here's a shot of the integrated launch vehicle and probe on the launch pad at Wallops Island. Finally, before being launched, or even placed in the fairing, the orbiter had to undergo a number of tests of systems and structure including the "spin test"!

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