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India's first lunar lander stacked for launch – Spaceflight Now

The Vikram DropShip and the Pragyan Rover of the Chandrayaan 2 Mission are being prepared for launch at the Satish Dhawan Space Center on the East Coast of India. Credit: ISRO India's first lunar module was placed on the GSLV Mk.3 rocket ahead of Sunday's launch. Launch aboard India's most powerful rocket – the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk.3 – …

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The actual flight makes the Lego Apollo 11 lander even better

Lego's official Apollo 11 anniversary set is already pretty clever, but aerospace engineer Adam Woodworth has made it even cooler by adding a set of propellers so that the Moon Lander can actually fly, as Gizmodo has discovered. Woodworth has detailed the construction in an Imgur gallery. He pulled out the inside of the set to make room for a …

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The ground team of the Mars Lander begins the inspection of the stuck instrument – Spaceflight Now

The robotic arm camera of the InSight Landing took this view of the stuck mole from the HP3 (Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package) instrument on June 30, just after the arm raised and moved the support structure of the instrument. Image credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech In a short interplanetary troubleshooting, NASA's InSight Mars Landing robotic arm has raised a …

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Apollo 10's "Snoopy" Moon Lander may have been found in outer space

Apollo 11 was the first mission that landed humans on the lunar surface. Apollo, however, relied on many predecessor missions to lay the foundation for the successful mission to the Moon. One of them was Apollo 10, the fourth mission with crew in the Apollo program. Apollo 10 was an almost complete mission that included everything Apollo 11 had, except …

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NASA selects three companies to send commercial lander to the moon – Spaceflight Now

Artist concept by Astrobotics Peregrine Lunar Lander. Credit: Astrobotic NASA has announced that Astrobotic, Intuitive Machines and OrbitBeyond have signed contracts for the delivery of scientific instruments and payloads to demonstrate the technology on the lunar surface as part of a series of robot missions that preceded man's return to the moon have received. The three companies are developing commercial …

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America's first private moon lander wants to be made in India – Quartz

The first US lunar lander in the 21st century will be designed in India, the result of NASA's new willingness to outsource production of its space vehicles. NASA says it will spend more than $ 250 million hiring private companies to transport scientific missions to the moon. Three companies-Astrobotic, Intuitive Machines, and Orbit Beyond- These privately-operated missions, part of the …

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Blue Origin and SpaceX receive NASA million-dollar nods to test the Moon Lander technology – TechCrunch

Eleven aerospace companies will provide more than $ 45 million from NASA to design and test prototypes for the Artemis Moon missions, the agency said. Among the established names, such as Northrop Grumman and Sierra Nevada, are relative newcomers SpaceX and Blue Origin, who want to place themselves on the biggest push of the agency for decades. The funds are …

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NASA Collaborates with SpaceX, Blue Origin, to Design a Human Moon Lander

The agency hopes the initiative could lead to the development of a human landing system that includes a transfer vehicle that astronauts can use from their planned lunar base, the so-called "Gateway to low-lunar orbit". In addition, the lander must have a descent element to transport the astronauts to the lunar surface, as well as an ascension element to carry …

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