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ispace Loses Contact with Spacecraft During Lunar Landing

ispace founder and personnel wait anxiously for the news on the Hakuto-R Mission 1 landing attempt

As with any landing on the Moon there are many anxious moments. That was no different today, and even those around the world watching remotely through YouTube could sense it. At ispace mission control, and in the auditorium where executives, officials and invitees watched, looks spoke loudly. First there was the anticipation of a possible successful landing, then the resignation that something had gone wrong.

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First Commercial Lunar Launch Just Weeks Away, Includes Canadian Payloads

ispace HAKUTO lunar lander

Japanese lunar exploration company ispace will attempt to become the first commercial company to land on the Moon with their Mission 1 (M1). The launch window is currently set for November 9-15, 2022 and will fly on a SpaceX Falcon 9. Two Canadian payloads will be onboard, including the first AI demonstration computer. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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