LADEE Ready for Launch
NASA is making final preparations to launch the lunar LADEE probe at 11:27 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 6, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. Image released Sept. 5, 2013.
Wide-Angle View of Minotaur V Rocket
A wide-angle view of an inert Minotaur V launch vehicle is erected on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's pad 0B at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia during a pathfinder exercise for NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) Mission.
LADEE Spacecraft on Top of Minotaur V Launch Vehicle
The LADEE spacecraft in the nose-cone at the top of the full Minotaur V launch vehicle stack. LADEE is the first spacecraft designed, developed, built, integrated and tested at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif.
LADEE Spacecraft and Full Minotaur V Launch Vehicle Stack
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft sits in the nose-cone at the top of the full Minotaur V launch vehicle stack.
LADEE Spacecraft Encapsulated in Minotaur V Launch Vehicle Nose-Cone
Engineers at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia encapsulate NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft into the fairing of the Minotaur V launch vehicle nose-cone.
LADEE Spacecraft Prepared for Encapsulation
Engineers at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia prepare to encapsulate the LADEE spacecraft into the fairing of the Minotaur V launch vehicle nose-cone.
LADEE Mission Graphic
An official graphic for LADEE mission shows the LADEE spacecraft and the Minotaur V launch vehicle, with the Earth and moon.
LADEE Mission Trajectory and Timeline
This graphic details the LADEE mission trajectory and timeline.
How the Orbital Sciences Minotaur V Rocket Works (Infographic)
Orbital Sciences' new Minotaur V rocket is a five-stage solid-fueled booster based on ballistic missile technology. See how the Minotaur V rocket works in our full infographic.
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