[FPSPACE] LADEE

Geoff Richards richards.gr at gmail.com
Wed Oct 9 03:42:27 EDT 2013


I think Spacetrack has some history of using decay notices for objects that
have actually left earth orbit in the outwards direction.

Geoff


On 9 October 2013 05:19, Tiros SpaceInformation <tirosspace at hotmail.com>wrote:

> The latest press info on LADEE was that it was going to go into a lunar
> orbit on 6 October 2013.
> Space Track.org now shows LADEE as decayed on 7 October 2013.
>
> Does this mean the orbit insertion failed and that the spacecraft impacted
> on the Moon? Of course NASA is as quiet as a doornail as a result of the
> irresponsible behaviour of Congress.
>
> Any comments?
>
> Jos Heyman
>
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