a project under the Peregrine Mission One, is a small spacecraft designed to land on the moon and deliver payloads.
The Peregrin lunar lander is a small spacecraft that is part of the Peregrine Mission One project. Its purpose is to land on the moon and transport payloads.
disabled due to a leak in the propellant shortly after launch early Monday
According to officials, the spacecraft is anticipated to deplete its fuel supply on Thursday and will therefore be unable to successfully complete its intended landing on the moon. This announcement was made on Tuesday.
Unfortunately, due to the propellant leak, Astrobotic, the company, states that a soft landing on the moon is not possible.Pittsburgh-based builder
The person in charge of the spacecraft stated on X that they still have sufficient fuel to keep the spacecraft functioning.
Our team is still striving to find ways to prolong the operational lifespan of Peregrine. We are currently in a stable operating mode and conducting tests and checkouts for the spacecraft and its payload. We are consistently receiving valuable data and effectively demonstrating the functionality of the components and software needed for our upcoming lunar landing mission.
The spacecraft, named Griffin, is a bigger and more advanced lunar lander that is planned to transport a NASA rover to the moon in the near future. Astrobotic announced that the experiences gained from Peregrine’s shortened flight will be incorporated into the design of the new spacecraft.