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Landing SLIM and Smartly on the Moon
Landing SLIM and Smartly on the Moon

A Japanese spacecraft is headed for the Moon, on course to attempt a pinpoint landing using technology that transforms the process of descending onto the lunar landscape from finding a place where it is easy to land to touching down where you want to land.

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  • November 17, 2023
ispace Aims for Moon Landing on April 25
ispace Aims for Moon Landing on April 25

In two weeks, ispace will attempt to boldly go where no private company has landed before: the surface of the moon. The Japanese exploration company has set April 25, 2023, as the earliest landing date for its HAKUTO-R spacecraft.

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  • April 14, 2023
Astrobotic to Unveil Peregrine Lander Today

WATCH LIVE TODAY: APRIL 203:00 pm EST WHAT: Tune in to see flight hardware from the never-before-seen Peregrine lunar lander. WHO: Speakers include: CEO, Astrobotic, John ThorntonFounding Board Chair, Keystone Space Collaborative, Justine KasznicaPA-8th, Congressman Matt CartwrightNASA Administrator, Senator Bill NelsonNASA Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, Dr. Thomas ZurbuchenNASA Associate Administrator for Space Technology Mission Directorate, Mr. James L. Reuter WHEN: Wednesday, April 20; 3:00-3:30 p.m. EST TUNE […]

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  • April 20, 2022
Astrobotic Unveils New Lunar Lander, Partners with Airbus & DHL

Peregrine lunar lander (Credit: Astrobotic)

Peregrine lunar lander (Credit: Astrobotic)

  • DHL to manage logistics along the entire supply chain
  • Airbus Defence and Space to contribute engineering support for lander design
  • Astrobotic unveils new peregrine lunar lander

BERLIN (DHL PR) — Astrobotic, which is building a service to make the Moon accessible to the world, today announces that DHL and Airbus Defence and Space are supporting Astrobotic to develop its lunar payload delivery service.

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  • June 2, 2016
Morpheus Sets World on Fire….Literally!

Rocket scientists at Johnson Space Center conducted a successful test of Morpheus yesterday. Unfortunately, it had a bad side effect…. We didn’t start the fire, it was always burning since….No, wait. We did. No one was injured in the grass fire.

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  • June 2, 2011
NASA Completes Tests on Lunar Lander Engine

The robotic lander prototype's propulsion system, shown during a hot-fire test, consists of 12 small attitude control thrusters, three primary descent thrusters to control the vehicle’s altitude, and one large “gravity-canceling” thruster which offsets a portion of the prototype’s weight to simulate a lower gravity environment, like that of the moon and asteroids. (Photo Credit: Dynetics Corp.)

NASA PROGRAM UPDATE

NASA’s Robotic Lunar Lander Development Project at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., has completed a series of hot fire tests and taken delivery of a new propulsion system for integration into a more sophisticated free-flying autonomous robotic lander prototype. The project is partnered with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., to develop a new generation of small, smart, versatile robotic landers to achieve scientific and exploration goals on the surface of the moon and near-Earth asteroids.

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  • January 6, 2011