Re: Private Spacecraft heads for the moon Thurs 3pm Pacific

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Wino wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 11:46 am Elon = Spectre. I can see that smiling jackass sitting and stroking a long haired white cat whilst planning his take over of the world. LOL FEM !! and FDJT, too!!
And TOS as Goldfinger, I mean GoldFailure.
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Re: Private Spacecraft heads for the moon Thurs 3pm Pacific

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The lander caught its foot and tripped, so it's lying on its side. Solar panels getting light and the whole thing is working. Here's the video of that announcement.

[youtu_be]https://youtu.be/zFtGnI2y2JY?si=Z3zAeuVHjUT-Br9-[/youtu_be]

Another country had a similar problem, Japan maybe? So there's where they have to do more research about how to land in those uneven areas of terrain.

on edit, some analysis:

[youtu_be]https://youtu.be/Eks-bXSsvc4?si=t3glMdpnRBi1RG58[/youtu_be]

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Re: Private Spacecraft heads for the moon Thurs 3pm Pacific

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The Odysseus lander, just a day after it made a historic landing on the moon, tipped over and is now on its side, officials revealed. The lander, which made history as the first private spacecraft to land on the moon in over 50 years, ended up on its side near the moon’s south pole. The craft “caught a foot in the surface” and might have broken one of its six legs, according to the Associated Press (AP). “So far, we have quite a bit of operational capability even though we’re tipped over,” CEO Steve Altemus said Friday.

Altemus explained that some antennas on the lander were pointed toward the moon’s surface, therefore restricting data flow. NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will try to determine its location. Still, according to an update on the company website, the lander is “alive and well.”
https://www.newsnationnow.com/space/ody ... -its-side/
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