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Astrobotic Peregrine Propulsion System Anomaly Jeopardizes Mission

The Astrobotic Peregrine spacecraft Multi-Layer Insulation in the foreground appears damaged.

The launch of the United Launch Alliance new Vulcan rocket carrying the Astrobotic Peregrine spacecraft at 2:18 a.m. ET was flawless. And approximately two hours later Astrobotic issued a press release saying that they had “successfully contacted the lander and began receiving telemetry. ” Everything seemed fine, but the next update several hours brought to light an anomaly that appears to have put the landing in …

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