Odysseus achieves the primary US Moon touchdown since 1972

Odysseus passing over the near side of the Moon after entering lunar orbit insertion on February 21st.
Picture: Intuitive Machines

Intuitive Machines has simply made historical past by turning into the primary personal aerospace firm to land a spacecraft on the Moon’s floor. Following its launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket final Thursday, the robotic Nova-C “Odysseus” lander constructed by Intuitive Machines has now touched down — additionally making it the primary US spacecraft to efficiently land on the Moon because the 1972 Apollo 17 mission.

It was anticipated to land at about 6:24PM ET and now mission management confirmed it’s on the Moon and transmitting.

Described by NASA as a “hexagonal cylinder” on six legs, the Nova-C Odysseus lander is carrying a number of science and analysis payloads for the company’s Business Lunar Payload Providers (CLPS) program, which goals to gather vital information…

Proceed studying…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *