LADEE bites the dust

The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) completed its mission about a week ago, and NASA crash-landed it into the far side of the Moon. LADEE appears to have been a successful use of the low-cost Modular Common Spacecraft Bus concept, so we can perhaps expect more missions with spacecraft of this design, as the scientific community attempts to do “more with less.”

See the NASA page for more information. Well done, LADEE!

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