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Astrobotic: Peregrine Mission 1

Posted by on January 21, 2024 at 2:00 pm
PM-1 mission patch balanced on a 3D printed Moon lamp

Astrobotic is an American commercial space company with its headquarters in Pittsburgh. It was originally formed to compete in the Google Lunar X-Prize (GLXP) – an international competition to send a commercial lander to the Moon, land, deploy a rover that could drive 500m and send high-quality video back from the Moon. The competition officially […]

2024 blasts off in style

Posted by on January 21, 2024 at 1:18 pm

What an exciting start to 2024 we’ve had! The maiden flight of ULA’s Vulcan-Centaur rocket, an American commercial company launching its first mission, delays to the Artemis programme, a commercial crew heading to the space station, and now Japan has become the fifth nation to soft-land on the Moon. It’s a lot to get your […]

America’s return to human spaceflight

Posted by on May 27, 2020 at 1:31 pm

If you know me (and even if you don’t) it’s pretty obvious that I like rocket launches, which is why today, 27th May, 2020 is an exciting day. If the weather cooperates, we’ll see the first commercial crew flight – with astronauts on board – to the International Space Station (ISS), and it’s launching at […]

Japan – the great space enabler?

Posted by on July 27, 2017 at 7:42 pm

Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi may have made the mainstream media with his photos from the international space station some years ago, but ask the average person in the street to name the big players in space, and I’m willing to bet that Japan wouldn’t be at the top of their list. Us space geeks on […]