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SpaceX managed to launch the most powerful rocket in history.
ispace aims to become the world’s first private company to land on the moon.
The HAKUTO-R Mission 1 lunar lander was expected to land on the surface of the Moon.
It was recently revealed that the rocket starship known as the most powerful in the history of the tycoon Elon Musk exploded minutes after its launch and precisely Japan also seeks to take the lead in the race to the moon with ispacea global lunar resources development company, recently attempted its first private moon landing, however the project was not as successful as expected.
Space X is a private space exploration company founded by Elon Musk with a mission to make space exploration affordable and accessible to everyone. Since its inception in 2002, Space X has achieved many milestones, including becoming the first privately funded company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station.
Elon Muskfounder of SpaceXsuffered a setback due to the failure of starship Considered the most powerful rocket in history with which the tycoon intends to take up to 100 people to the Moon and Mars, it exploded in the air a few minutes after its launch in Boca Chica, Texas during a test flight. The tycoon had placed high hopes in this project, but now he is forced to postpone his plans until a solution is found to the technical problems caused by the disintegration. With this test, SpaceX will evaluate what went well and what went wrong and then try again. new.
Given what happened, Elon Musk congratulated his team, mentioning that he learned many things that he will keep in mind for his next release.
“Congratulations to the SpaceX team on an exciting test launch of the Starship! I learned a lot for the next test launch in a few months,” Elon Musk tweeted minutes after the rocket exploded.
Japan competes against Elon Musk in the race to the moon, but also fails
Just like with the rocket starship by Elon Muskispace expected this tuesday make history with the space probe Hakuto-R, It was intended to be the first commercial craft landing on the Moon, however, there were no signs that it was on the lunar surface after contact was lost.
The private space company iSpace reported that its Hakuto-R Mission 1 (M1) spacecraft failed to land on the Moon, assuring that they do not know where it would have landed, while assuming that the landing failed.
The startup japanese ISpace He said that they will continue to try, but like Musk they spoke of this as a failure that they will learn from for future projects.
“A global lunar exploration company, announced today that the HAKUTO-R Mission 1 lunar lander was expected to land on the surface of the Moon at 1:40 AM. February 26, 2023. At this time, the HAKUTO-R Mission Control Center in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, has not been able to confirm the success of the Lunar Lander.”
“iSpace engineers and mission operations specialists at the Mission Control Center are currently working to confirm the current status of the lander. More information on the status of the lander will be announced as it becomes available,” the company said in a statement. release.
“We have to assume that we did not complete the landing on the lunar surface,” said the CEO of ispace”
BREAKING: Japan’s ispace says Moon landing may have failed, no contact with spacecraft pic.twitter.com/afscUiPSJ9
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The probe planned to land in the Atlas crater, a depression about 80 kilometers in diameter formed by the impact of a meteorite in the Mare Frigoris, or Sea of Cold, in the north of the Moon. The area is ideal for descent due to the specifications of Ispace customers, Japan and the United Arab Emirates, who developed two small research vehicles that traveled aboard Hakuto-R and were intended for various reconnaissance runs.
It is clear that reaching the lunar surface is not an easy challenge and as in the case of Elon Musk’s Space X and ISpace They couldn’t achieve their goals the first time, however the simple attempt gave them an idea of what they did well and what they didn’t.
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