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NASA’s lunar probe LADEE was successfully launched tonight from Wallops Island.

NASA’s lunar probe LADEE was successfully launched tonight from Wallops Island.

Update: A computer glitch occurred shortly after reaching orbit, causing the computer to shut down the spacecraft’s reaction wheels.

Engineers seem unworried, and expect to have the problem solved within a couple of days.

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3 comments

  • Don

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
    2100 GMT (5 p.m. EDT)
    NASA says engineers reactivated the LADEE spacecraft’s reaction wheels Saturday after the probe’s flight computer suddenly shut them down moments after the mission’s stunning blastoff Friday night.

  • wade

    here we Go Again. i am no conspiracy and only Look at Things through science and probability based on Facts and Mathematics . but after this launch, this thing went Top Secret. and i did see a fractured moment of this launch just before the vehicle exited the atmosphere

  • A. Feit

    I wonder if LADEE could have been reused and sent to do the same thing on mars if a re-boost stage had been waiting for it in moon orbit.

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