Following Propellant Leak, Engineers Look to Find New Mission for Peregrine Written 10 January 2024


Astrobotic’s Peregrine lunar lander. | Credit: Isaac Watson; NASA

Reuters reports Astrobotic’s Peregrine lunar lander “has ‘no chance’ of a soft landing on the moon after springing a propellant leak in the first few hours of its journey in space, the company said on Tuesday about the first such U.S. attempt in five decades. There was 40 hours of fuel left on the lander that will allow it to operate ‘as a spacecraft’ even as engineers determine what its new mission in orbit will be, the space robotics firm said.”
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