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Re: IM-1 Odysseus lunar lander
« Reply #400 on: 02/23/2024 01:19 pm »
https://twitter.com/int_machines/status/1761032731729739804

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Lunar Surface Day One Update  (23FEB2024 0818 CST)
Odysseus is alive and well. Flight controllers are communicating and commanding the vehicle to download science data. The lander has good telemetry and solar charging.

We continue to learn more about the vehicle’s specific information (Lat/Lon), overall health, and attitude (orientation). Intuitive Machines CEO Steve Altemus will participate in a press conference later today to discuss this historic moment. Press conference information will be coordinated with NASA and published shortly.

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Re: IM-1 Odysseus lunar lander
« Reply #401 on: 02/23/2024 01:24 pm »
.. no info about pictures...

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Re: IM-1 Odysseus lunar lander
« Reply #402 on: 02/23/2024 01:30 pm »
.. no info about pictures...

That's what the press conference will be for (presumably).

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Re: IM-1 Odysseus lunar lander
« Reply #403 on: 02/23/2024 01:31 pm »
Having heard nothing for such a long period of time is VERY strange indeed! It doesn´t look promising I am afraid.
I think this is a text book example of bad PR. Unfortunately.

SLIM situation was way worse. The Japanese refused to release their photos for almost a week.

While I'm not a huge fan of how Intuitive Machines distribute their information, they're doing it well. We got accustomed to the fact they're mostly publishing official updates at the end of the day. It's still too early today. They never published updates that early.

The only thing I really hope is that the images aren't gated behind press conferences. This is a bad practice that started immediately post Curiosity landing, when people made videos out of compilations before the scientists had to say their words.

IIRC the JAXA team prioritized downlinking descent and landing engineering data back then; I would not be surprised it took them a few days to get to processing the photos taken by the little ball rover. The scientific camera didn't really work for long during the immediate post-landing hours.

Back on topic, it's curious that "Latitude/Longitude, overall health, and attitude/orientation" are the specific things singled out to be discussed in the upcoming press briefing. I guess at least some of them are not quite where the team wanted the lander to be...

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.. no info about pictures...

That's what the press conference will be for (presumably).

We might have them soon: https://twitter.com/SpaceTechLab/status/1761026675318350249

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The EagleCam team is receiving telemetry and are working through next steps with @Int_Machines Mission Control, Stay tuned! #ERAUtotheMoon #EagleCam
« Last Edit: 02/23/2024 01:32 pm by Galactic Penguin SST »
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Re: IM-1 Odysseus lunar lander
« Reply #404 on: 02/23/2024 02:14 pm »
Any word on whether we only have the low-bandwidth telemetry signal?

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Re: IM-1 Odysseus lunar lander
« Reply #405 on: 02/23/2024 02:18 pm »
Any word on whether we only have the low-bandwidth telemetry signal?

The release from the imaging team suggests strongly that the bandwidth is good enough for camera data to be available in a quality suitable for processing.
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Re: IM-1 Odysseus lunar lander
« Reply #406 on: 02/23/2024 02:47 pm »
I need a clarification...
Are all the available data/news being entered into this thread or are there also some in L2?

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Re: IM-1 Odysseus lunar lander
« Reply #407 on: 02/23/2024 03:00 pm »
https://www.nasa.gov/news-release/nasa-intuitive-machines-to-discuss-historic-moon-mission-today/

NASA, Intuitive Machines to Discuss Historic Moon Mission Today

NASA and Intuitive Machines will host a televised news conference at 5 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 23 (=22:00 UTC), to detail the Odysseus lander’s historic soft Moon landing.

With the last-minute assistance of a NASA precision landing technology, the first CLPS, or Commercial Lunar Payload Services, mission carrying the agency’s science and technology demonstrations successfully landed on the Moon at 6:23 p.m. on Feb. 22.

This mission is the first U.S. soft landing on the Moon in more than 50 years. Flight controllers are communicating and commanding the lander, which is solar charging and has good telemetry.

The news conference will air on NASA+, NASA Television, and the agency’s website. Learn how to stream NASA TV on a variety of platforms including social media.

Participants in the news conference include:

Joel Kearns, deputy associate administrator for Exploration, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters in Washington
Prasun Desai, deputy associate administrator, Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters
Steve Altemus, chief executive officer and co-founder, Intuitive Machines
Tim Crain, chief technology officer and co-founder, Intuitive Machines
This event is virtual only. To ask questions during the news conference, media must RSVP to the NASA newsroom no later than two hours before the start of the call to: [email protected].

For more information about the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/clps

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Re: IM-1 Odysseus lunar lander
« Reply #408 on: 02/23/2024 03:37 pm »
https://www.nasa.gov/news-release/nasa-intuitive-machines-to-discuss-historic-moon-mission-today/

NASA, Intuitive Machines to Discuss Historic Moon Mission Today

NASA and Intuitive Machines will host a televised news conference at 5 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 23 (=22:00 UTC), to detail the Odysseus lander’s historic soft Moon landing.


A Friday 5pm press conference is never good news...

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Re: IM-1 Odysseus lunar lander
« Reply #409 on: 02/23/2024 03:56 pm »
And again... the dreaded word starting with P hasn't been mentioned once again.

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Re: IM-1 Odysseus lunar lander
« Reply #410 on: 02/23/2024 04:14 pm »
https://www.nasa.gov/news-release/nasa-intuitive-machines-to-discuss-historic-moon-mission-today/

NASA, Intuitive Machines to Discuss Historic Moon Mission Today

NASA and Intuitive Machines will host a televised news conference at 5 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 23 (=22:00 UTC), to detail the Odysseus lander’s historic soft Moon landing.


A Friday 5pm press conference is never good news...

1Remember that’s 3PM in Houston where IM is controlling the lander

2 There’s another case of time zone confusion where NASA lists the landing in EST without specifying it. (I maintain that any discussion of the landing begin one hour earlier or later is a time zone issue.)

3 Do we need a meta thread to keep this one on  status, data, and images while it collects all discussions of the webcast quality, Nelson’s timing, graphics issues (SHOW ME THE DAMNED DATA!), fear mongering, hair splitting, and record parsing? 

« Last Edit: 02/23/2024 04:14 pm by Comga »
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Re: IM-1 Odysseus lunar lander
« Reply #411 on: 02/23/2024 04:25 pm »

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Re: IM-1 Odysseus lunar lander
« Reply #412 on: 02/23/2024 04:31 pm »
https://www.nasa.gov/news-release/nasa-intuitive-machines-to-discuss-historic-moon-mission-today/

NASA, Intuitive Machines to Discuss Historic Moon Mission Today

NASA and Intuitive Machines will host a televised news conference at 5 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 23 (=22:00 UTC), to detail the Odysseus lander’s historic soft Moon landing.


A Friday 5pm press conference is never good news...

1Remember that’s 3PM in Houston where IM is controlling the lander

2 There’s another case of time zone confusion where NASA lists the landing in EST without specifying it. (I maintain that any discussion of the landing begin one hour earlier or later is a time zone issue.)

3 Do we need a meta thread to keep this one on  status, data, and images while it collects all discussions of the webcast quality, Nelson’s timing, graphics issues (SHOW ME THE DAMNED DATA!), fear mongering, hair splitting, and record parsing?

Not to be pedantic, but that's 4:00 PM (16:00) in Houston.

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Re: IM-1 Odysseus lunar lander
« Reply #413 on: 02/23/2024 04:47 pm »
https://www.nasa.gov/news-release/nasa-intuitive-machines-to-discuss-historic-moon-mission-today/

NASA, Intuitive Machines to Discuss Historic Moon Mission Today

NASA and Intuitive Machines will host a televised news conference at 5 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 23 (=22:00 UTC), to detail the Odysseus lander’s historic soft Moon landing.


A Friday 5pm press conference is never good news...

Don't worry be happy:
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Re: IM-1 Odysseus lunar lander
« Reply #414 on: 02/23/2024 04:48 pm »
Isn't there a bit too much angst and impatience in this thread?

Let's just chill and await the news coming out of the presser.

It is infinitely better to have a mission to talk about than having nothing at all, so how about showing some positivity and give a well-deserved break to the Intuitive Machines team which probably hasn't been sleeping for the last 48 hours.

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Re: IM-1 Odysseus lunar lander
« Reply #415 on: 02/23/2024 04:51 pm »
Isn't there a bit too much angst and impatience in this thread?

Let's just chill and await the news coming out of the presser.

It is infinitely better to have a mission to talk about than having nothing at all, so how about showing some positivity and give a well-deserved break to the Intuitive Machines team which probably hasn't been sleeping for the last 48 hours.

Agreed, seems like a lot of anxiety.  Probably because of how many failures have happened landing on the moon recently.

It only landed yesterday folks, no need to dread a Friday afternoon presser.
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Re: IM-1 Odysseus lunar lander
« Reply #416 on: 02/23/2024 05:09 pm »
A link to new livestream of a different receiver from Bochum Observatory.

They had a steady signal for about an hour, better than I'd seen anywhere previously, until, of course, it utterly disappeared the second I went to post this. If you scrub back a little over five minutes, you'll see it. (Edit: the signal is back.)

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Re: IM-1 Odysseus lunar lander
« Reply #417 on: 02/23/2024 05:36 pm »
Note that even if they're stuck communicating at 160 B/s, that could still pull down a 300 KB "good enough for a press conference" jpeg in 32 minutes. There may be other factors at play, of course.

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Re: IM-1 Odysseus lunar lander
« Reply #418 on: 02/23/2024 05:37 pm »
For those waiting for EagleCame data:
Due to complications with Odysseus’ internal navigation system — specifically concerning the software patch to navigation data to include NASA’s NDL (Navigation Doppler Lidar) payload, which is meant to ensure a soft landing — the decision was made to power down EagleCam during landing and not deploy the device during Odysseus’ final descent.

However, both the Intuitive Machines and EagleCam teams still plan to deploy EagleCam and capture images of the lander on the lunar surface as the mission continues.

The time of deployment is currently unknown.
« Last Edit: 02/23/2024 05:37 pm by Vony7 »

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Re: IM-1 Odysseus lunar lander
« Reply #419 on: 02/23/2024 05:44 pm »
So... no EagleCam photos this evening. I don't know if I should hope for any images... It's so disappointing one day later nothing has been published despite being reassured that it's "in excellent health".

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