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Re: Next Moon flight
« Reply #40 on: 08/11/2023 06:12 pm »
« Last Edit: 08/11/2023 06:16 pm by cryogenicvalve »

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Re: Next Moon flight
« Reply #41 on: 08/13/2023 12:44 am »
The IM-1 launch is tentatively scheduled for September 14.

https://www.spacetv.net/live/launch-of-spacex-falcon-9-with-doge-1-mission-to-the-moon/

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Re: Next Moon flight
« Reply #42 on: 08/13/2023 06:34 pm »
I would be very dubious about this.  The article is much more about Doge-1 than IM-1 and IM's website doesn't mention the date.  Doge-1 is - can I say 'stupid' on the internet? Well, here goes... it's stupid.  When Intuitive announces a date we can take it seriously.  I would expect somewhere around December at the earliest.

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Re: Next Moon flight
« Reply #43 on: 08/14/2023 11:29 pm »
I would be very dubious about this.  The article is much more about Doge-1 than IM-1 and IM's website doesn't mention the date.  Doge-1 is - can I say 'stupid' on the internet? Well, here goes... it's stupid.  When Intuitive announces a date we can take it seriously.  I would expect somewhere around December at the earliest.
Intuitive Machines now targeting November 15 for the launch of the IM-1 mission.

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1691180389933424642

Also, Eric Berger mentions on Twitter that the Peregrine mission has a target launch window of NET December.

https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace/status/1691188220707360768

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Re: Next Moon flight
« Reply #44 on: 08/20/2023 09:30 am »
Next soft landing attempt: Chandrayaan 3,  August 23 12:17 UTC

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandrayaan-3
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-66562629
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Re: Next Moon flight
« Reply #45 on: 11/09/2023 06:40 am »
It would appear that Astrobotic's lander will launch next - assuming no more holdups - currently aiming for 24 December.  Next would be Intuitive Machines on 12 January, again assuming no more delays.  If those are the launch dates the landings would actually happen close together, round about the 19th of January - and SLIM is also set to land at the same time.  It is entirely possible that there will be three landing attempts in a single week.  If we assume every landing happens about 2 days after sunrise (so descent imaging is not too complicated by shadows) they would occur in the order of increasing west longitude, i.e. SLIM, then Intuitive, then Astrobotic.

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Re: Next Moon flight
« Reply #46 on: 11/09/2023 05:39 pm »
Three lunar landings in a row... we are living through interesting times.
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Re: Next Moon flight
« Reply #47 on: 12/11/2023 11:24 pm »
Not quite so clear now.  It looks like the Astrobotic launch is delayed to January 8, 2024, just a few days before Intuitive Machines.  If Astrobotic follows the same kind of c. 30 day flight it had planned before, the landing is delayed, but if it follows a shorter path, as its payload users guide says it can, the landing might still happen on the 25th. At any rate the next landing attempt will be SLIM on Jan. 19 or 20th.

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Re: Next Moon flight
« Reply #48 on: 12/19/2023 10:42 pm »
Not quite so clear now.  It looks like the Astrobotic launch is delayed to January 8, 2024, just a few days before Intuitive Machines.  If Astrobotic follows the same kind of c. 30 day flight it had planned before, the landing is delayed, but if it follows a shorter path, as its payload users guide says it can, the landing might still happen on the 25th. At any rate the next landing attempt will be SLIM on Jan. 19 or 20th.

Clearly the race is now SLIM's to win or lose, based on their landing success. With the IM-1 launch now "no earlier than mid-February 2024," who's next in line?
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Re: Next Moon flight
« Reply #49 on: 12/19/2023 10:59 pm »
Looks like the launch order would be Astrobotic on Jan. 8th and Intuitive mid-February.  Both landings would be in the time around 20-23 February with Intuitive probably first because the sun rises first on their landing site.

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Re: Next Moon flight
« Reply #50 on: 01/05/2024 10:04 pm »
Next Moon flight after Astrobotic and Intuitive Machines looks like being China's Queqiao-2 relay satellite, February or March.  After that, maybe Chang'e 6 in c. May and then Intuitive's second CLPS flight IF the first is successful.  If it isn't there  might be more delay.

 

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