LADEE (past mission)

LADEE
LADEE

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE, pronounced “laddie”) is a robotic mission that will orbit the moon to gather detailed information about the lunar atmosphere, conditions near the surface and environmental influences on lunar dust. A thorough understanding of these characteristics will address long-standing unknowns, and help scientists understand other planetary bodies as well.

A summary of some of the first results from LADEE was given in the Project Scientist Update from December, 2014: