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Private US spacecraft Odysseus sends first images from lunar mission

Published on Feb 27, 2024 11:20 AM IST
  • The private U.S. lunar lander is expected to cease operations on Tuesday, its mission cut short after landing sideways near the south pole of the moon.
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The American lunar lander Odysseus tipped over during touchdown but managed to send back its first images from the farthest south, a place where no spacecraft had landed before. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 27, 2024 11:20 AM IST

The American lunar lander Odysseus tipped over during touchdown but managed to send back its first images from the farthest south, a place where no spacecraft had landed before. (AFP)

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This image shows Intuitive Machines' Odysseus lunar lander approximately 35 seconds after pitching over during its approach to the landing site. The camera is on the starboard aft-side of the lander in this phase. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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This image shows Intuitive Machines' Odysseus lunar lander approximately 35 seconds after pitching over during its approach to the landing site. The camera is on the starboard aft-side of the lander in this phase. (AFP)

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Intuitive Machines' Odysseus lunar lander shows an image from its Malapert A landing site on the surface of the moon, in this low resolution handout picture released on February 26,(via REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Intuitive Machines' Odysseus lunar lander shows an image from its Malapert A landing site on the surface of the moon, in this low resolution handout picture released on February 26,(via REUTERS)

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Intuitive Machines, the Houston-based company that designed and operated the spacecraft, announced on Monday that it would continue to collect data until sunlight no longer reaches the solar panels. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Intuitive Machines, the Houston-based company that designed and operated the spacecraft, announced on Monday that it would continue to collect data until sunlight no longer reaches the solar panels. (AP)

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The lander, named Odysseus, is the first U.S. spacecraft to land on the moon in more than 50 years. It is carrying experiments for NASA, the main sponsor of the mission. (via REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The lander, named Odysseus, is the first U.S. spacecraft to land on the moon in more than 50 years. It is carrying experiments for NASA, the main sponsor of the mission. (via REUTERS)

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However, it came in too fast last Thursday, and one of its six legs caught on the surface, causing it to tumble over, according to company officials. (via REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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However, it came in too fast last Thursday, and one of its six legs caught on the surface, causing it to tumble over, according to company officials. (via REUTERS)

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Intuitive Machines, the company behind the private U.S. moon lander Odysseus, announced on Monday that communications with the spacecraft are expected to cease on Tuesday morning, effectively ending its science mission five days after touchdown. (via REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 27, 2024 11:20 AM IST

Intuitive Machines, the company behind the private U.S. moon lander Odysseus, announced on Monday that communications with the spacecraft are expected to cease on Tuesday morning, effectively ending its science mission five days after touchdown. (via REUTERS)

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"Odysseus continues to communicate with flight controllers in Nova Control from the lunar surface," Intuitive Machines said Monday in an update on X. (via REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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"Odysseus continues to communicate with flight controllers in Nova Control from the lunar surface," Intuitive Machines said Monday in an update on X. (via REUTERS)

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