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مهمة القمر الأميركية الخاصة في خطر

By Jordi Bou

January 9, 2024 - مهمة قمرية أميركية خاصة تحاول القيام بأول هبوط سلس على سطح القمر منذ نصف قرن تتعرض للخطر بعد أن أدى فشل في نظام الدفع إلى ”خسارة فادحة“ في الوقود.

The launch was flawless, and the spacecraft, built by Astrobotic Technology of Pittsburgh, separated 50 minutes into the flight; its systems powered on successfully.

However, a few hours later, Astrobotic reported a problem that prevented the spacecraft, known as Peregrine, from keeping itself in a steady orientation pointed at the sun.

The problem could prevent the spacecraft’s solar arrays from generating sufficient power to operate normally. But Peregrine is not scheduled to enter lunar orbit for two-and-a-half weeks, offering time for Astrobotic engineers to diagnose and potentially fix the problem.

If the problems is solved, and everything else goes well, Peregrine would mark the first U.S. soft landing on the moon since the final Apollo landing in 1972, and the first-ever lunar landing by a private company – a feat that has proved elusive in recent years.

PUBLISHED: 10/01/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: NASA, Astrobotic