#Lunar lander

What Went Wrong with the Peregrine Moon Lander and What It Means for Future Lunar Missions

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On January 8, 2024, the Peregrine lunar lander launched from Cape Canaveral aboard a next-generation Vulcan Centaur rocket. The spacecraft was the latest in a surge of private sector efforts to return payloads and even humans to our nearest neighbour. Developed by lunar transportation firm Astrobotic Technology, it carried...

Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C Moon Lander Launch Delayed to January 2024

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Houston-based company Intuitive Machines is set to pioneer the landscape of private lunar exploration. The firm recently announced that the inaugural launch of its Nova-C lunar lander has been pushed back two months, with liftoff now targeted for January 12-23, 2024. The lander will ride into space atop...

New Era in Lunar Exploration: China’s Ambitious Moon Landing Plan

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China is setting the stage for a new era in lunar exploration. The nation has unveiled plans for a crewed mission to the moon by 2030, marking a significant step in its ambitious space program. The mission, part of a broader project to establish a lunar research station,...