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NASA, Intuitive Machines Share Images from the Moon, Provide Science Updates

By |2024-02-28T18:36:00-05:00February 28th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

Odysseus’ landing captured a leg, as it performed its primary task, absorbing first contact with the lunar surface. With the lander’s liquid methane and liquid oxygen engine still throttling, it provided stability. Credit: Intuitive Machines   NASA and Intuitive Machines co-hosted a news conference on Feb. 28 to provide a status update on the six [...]

NASA Science Touches Down on Moon with Intuitive Machines’ Mission

By |2024-02-22T22:55:00-05:00February 22nd, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

Carrying NASA science and technology to the Moon, Intuitive Machines’ uncrewed lunar lander touched down at 5:23 p.m. CST on Thursday. The instruments aboard Odysseus will prepare NASA for future human exploration of the Moon under Artemis. Additional updates will be available Friday, Feb. 23.

Intuitive Machines Prepares to Land on the Moon with NASA Science Ready to Begin Operations

By |2024-02-22T17:02:00-05:00February 22nd, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

After a successful lunar orbit insertion, Odysseus is currently orbiting the Moon, approximately 12 miles above the lunar surface. Carrying six NASA science investigations and technology demonstrations, the Intuitive Machines lander is expected to land at 6:24 p.m. EST near Malapert A in the south polar region of the Moon. Watch now on NASA+, [...]

Intuitive Machines Updates IM-1 Mission Landing Time

By |2024-02-22T14:40:00-05:00February 22nd, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

NASA science is taking another orbit around the Moon. Flight controllers chose to complete an additional orbit before beginning the IM-1 Mission landing sequence. The updated landing time is 6:24 pm. EST. NASA coverage of the mission will begin at 5 p.m. on NASA+, NASA TV, and the agency’s website. [...]

Intuitive Machines Updates IM-1 Landing Time, Carrying NASA Science

By |2024-02-22T11:33:00-05:00February 22nd, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

Carrying NASA science instruments to the Moon, Intuitive Machines’ flight controllers conducted a lunar correction maneuver to raise the orbit for Odysseus overnight. As a result, the anticipated landing time is now 4:24 p.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 22. NASA coverage of the mission will begin at 3 p.m. on NASA+, NASA TV, and [...]

Intuitive Machines, NASA Science Progress Toward Moon Landing

By |2024-02-21T17:08:00-05:00February 21st, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

Odysseus passes over the near side of the Moon after entering lunar orbit insertion on February 21. Credit: Intuitive MachinesIntuitive Machines’ Odysseus lander has completed lunar orbit insertion successfully and is currently orbiting the Moon. Odysseus continues to be in excellent health and is approximately 60 miles (92km) from the Moon.  The spacecraft will [...]

NASA Science Aboard Intuitive Machines Continues Journey to Moon

By |2024-02-17T12:10:00-05:00February 17th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

A view of Earth and one of Odysseus’ fuel pressurant tanks aboard the IM-1 mission. Intuitive Machines is a commercial company that has been contracted by NASA to send its science and technology instruments to the Moon. Columbia Sportswear is a commercial payload contracted with Intuitive Machines. Credit: Intuitive MachinesAfter a successful launch on [...]

Intuitive Machines Lander On Its Way To the Moon

By |2024-02-15T02:01:00-05:00February 15th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lander successfully powered on, made communications contact, and is now on its way to the Moon, carrying NASA science and technology demonstrations as part of the agency’s CLPS (Commercial Lunar Payload Services) initiative and Artemis campaign. Nova-C is expected to land on the lunar surface Thursday, Feb. 22, and throughout its [...]

Intuitive Machines Moon Lander Successfully Deploys

By |2024-02-15T01:54:00-05:00February 15th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

At approximately 1:53 a.m. EST, the Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lander successfully deployed from SpaceX’s Falcon 9 second stage. Onboard the lander are NASA scientific instruments and technology demonstrations, as well as other commercial payloads, heading to the Moon. Intuitive Machines was selected for this delivery as part of the agency’s CLPS (Commercial Lunar Payload [...]

Liftoff! Intuitive Machines Lander Carrying NASA Science Begins Journey to the Moon

By |2024-02-15T01:13:00-05:00February 15th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lunar lander lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1:05 a.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024. As part of NASA’s CLPS (Commercial Lunar Payload Services) initiative and Artemis campaign, Intuitive Machines’ first lunar mission will carry NASA [...]

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