Cohete de EUA lanza misión privada a la Luna (1) infographic
El gráfico muestra datos y especificaciones de la Misión Peregrine 1.


Cohete de EUA lanza misión de aterrizaje privada a la Luna

By Jordi Bou

January 9, 2024 - Un aterrizador robótico construido por la empresa privada Astroboticintenta realizar el primer aterrizaje lunar suave de EUA en medio siglo,luego de su lanzamiento a bordo del nuevo cohete Vulcan Centaur.

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: 09/01/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: NASA, Astrobotic