LADEE Mechanical Testing

On an earlier post I briefly described the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). The LADEE observatory has now been transported to the National Technical Systems facility where it will undergo mechanical testing.

LadeePhoto credit: NASA

During mechanical testing LADEE will face conditions that simulate the environments which are expected to occur during launch and operation such as acoustic, vibration, shock, and thermal-vacuum conditions. These type of test often reveal possible problems with the spacecraft. For more information, click here.

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