The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is currently under study for launch in 2013 on a Minotaur-V. LADEE is designed to characterize the tenuous lunar atmosphere and dust environment from orbit.

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  • NLSI’s LUNAR team tests Kapton film for radio telescopes

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    The Dark Ages Lunar Interferometer (DALI) with polyimide foil and embedded low frequency dipoles will study the early Universe.NLSI’s LUNAR team is testing of a piece of Kapton film at the University of Colorado at Boulder under a vacuum of about 10^-7 torr. The objective of this month long test is to simulate the lunar conditions that the Kapton film will experience during a year on the moon. The vacuum chamber will be cycled between -150 and 100 degrees Celscius with each hot or cold cycle lasting 24 hours.

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The moon's highest mountains are 5,000 meters (16,000 ft).

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