LADEE will make a course correction in the coming weeks to put it on course for a controlled lunar impact (Image: NASA)
LADEE will continue operations until impact around April 21 (Image: NASA)
Artist Concept of LADEE demonstrating the Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration (LLCD) (Image: NASA)
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) taking a picture of LADEE (center) (Image: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University)
Last images from LADEE's star tracker camera showing craters Lichtenberg A and Schiaparelli E (image: NASA Ames)
Another lunar mission is drawing to a close, if not with a bang, then a thump. On Thursday, NASA held a press conference to discuss the final weeks of the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission before the spacecraft makes a controlled impact on the far side of the Moon on or before April 21.
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