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Astrobotic’s Peregrine Moon Lander Encounters Setback, but Triumphs in Unlikely Ways

Astrobotic’s ambitious Peregrine lunar lander faced an unexpected propulsion anomaly during its debut mission, resulting in a premature end to its journey. Launched on January 8 aboard United Launch Alliance’s new Vulcan Centaur rocket, the Peregrine lander encountered a valve issue that led to a propellant leak, preventing it from reaching the moon. Despite this … Read more

Astrobotic’s Peregrine Moon Lander Returns, Burning Up in Earth’s Atmosphere After Fuel Leak

Third Lunar Mission Setback Raises Questions About Moon Landings In a recent setback for lunar exploration, Astrobotic’s Peregrine moon lander has been brought back to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere following a fuel leak that disrupted its mission to the moon. The US company decided to terminate the mission and safely guide the spacecraft … Read more

Doomed Peregrine Moon Lander Clicks Earthselfie on Way to Lunar Orbit

Astrobotic’s Peregrine moon lander, en route to the moon, has captured a poignant selfie showcasing Earth in the background. The image, shared by Astrobotic on X (formerly Twitter), reveals one of Peregrine’s legs and the Pocari Sweet Lunar Dream Time Capsule. Despite a successful liftoff on the inaugural flight of United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan Centaur … Read more

ULA’s Vulcan Rocket Launches Astrobotic’s Peregrine Moon Lander on Historic Mission

First Vulcan Centaur Test Flight Marks Milestone in Private Lunar Exploration The United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched its inaugural Vulcan Centaur rocket on January 8, carrying the Astrobotic Peregrine moon lander and making history as the first private mission to land on the moon. The mission, known as Cert-1, aims to demonstrate the readiness … Read more

Astrobotic’s Peregrine Moon Lander Faces Setback as First Photo Reveals Anomaly

Historic Mission Stumbles with Propulsion System Anomaly Astrobotic’s ambitious Peregrine moon lander, part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program, encountered a setback after a successful launch on United Launch Alliance’s new Vulcan Centaur rocket. The mission aimed for the first-ever moon landing by a private spacecraft but faced complications shortly after deployment. First-Ever … Read more