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LADEE set to enter lunar orbit

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 10:37 PM

LADEE set to enter lunar orbit after transit from Earth

spaceflightnow.com said:

One month after a dazzling late-night launch from Virginia sent NASA's LADEE mission into orbit, ground controllers in California are readying the lunar probe for a make-or-break rocket burn Sunday to put the modest spacecraft into orbit around the moon.

The four-minute engine firing is scheduled to begin at 1057 GMT (6:57 a.m. EDT), changing the craft's velocity by 737 mph and allowing the moon's gravity to capture LADEE in a retrograde equatorial lunar orbit.  

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