LADEE: Before/After

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The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) launched on 7 September 2013 and reached lunar orbit on 9 October 2013. LADEE's mission was to characterize the Moon's tenuous surface bound exosphere and dust environment from orbit. After completing 30 days of commissioning phase science operations, LADEE successfully performed a 100 day primary mission and a 28 day extended mission. LADEE unceremoniously impacted the farside on 18 April 2014.

For more information about the LADEE mission, please visit: NASA's official LADEE website.

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