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LADEE Trajectory Update 10-11-13: One LOI left to go

With Lunar Orbit Insertion Burns LOI-1 and LOI-2 done, LADEE now sits in a 4 hr orbit awaiting LOI-3 on Saturday (8:33 PM PDT).

 

First the view from LADEE:

LADEE view

 

The view from above the orbit plane:

 

Orbit

 

And the view of LADEE from Earth:

 

Moon View

  • edgar.kaiser

    Thank you for the update and for explaining the ‘comm flips’. I am looking forward to the new Doppler signature tomorrow. It is great that the transmitter is on continuously. Will you be doing coherent tracking as well in the future? Cheers, Edgar

  • edgar.kaiser

    Ah, one more question: is the spacecraft using the low gain or the medium gain antenna and what is the output power? Thanks!