Sep 1

Spacecraft separation sequencers (launched on Falcon 9 payload module)

Spaceflight SSO-A (earliest launch date)
Sep 12

Delta II [Final Delta II launch]

ICESat-2 (approx. date)
Sep 15

North American Eagle 800-mph supersonic car

World land speed record attempt (approx. date)
Oct 30

3U CubeSat integrated with Prox 1 (launched on Falcon Heavy / STP-2 mission)

LightSail-2 solar sailing demo (earliest launch date)


LCROSS Successfully Impacts Dark Lunar Crater

2009 Oct 09

A fitting end to a nearly perfect mission:


NASA Spacecraft Impacts Lunar Crater in Search for Water Ice


The Ecliptic-supplied Data Handling Unit operated as designed and all LCROSS payload instruments were successfully operated within their respective regimes planned by the LCROSS science team, and all data were successfully collected and formatted by the DHU for subsequent transmission to Earth by the LCROSS spacecraft.

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