Month: April 2023
Live coverage: Contact lost with Japanese moon lander
A commercial robotic lander developed by the Japanese company ispace was supposed to land on the moon at 12:40 p.m. EDT (1640 UTC) Tuesday, attempting to make history as the first privately-funded enterprise to achieve a controlled touchdown on the lunar surface. But mission controllers lost contact with the spacecraft just before landing.
Emirati orbiter captures up-close view of Martian moon Deimos
Japanese company aims to become first company to land on the moon Tuesday
India’s PSLV launches with two Singaporean satellites
SpaceX launches largest rocket ever built, but test flight ends in explosion
Live coverage: SpaceX’s Starship rocket explodes on test flight from Texas
SpaceX launched the first full-scale Starship and Super Heavy rocket from South Texas at 8:33 a.m. CDT (9:33 a.m. EDT; 1333 UTC Thursday). The nearly 40-story-tall rocket, the largest ever built, lifted off from the Starbase launch complex and flew downrange before veering out of control and exploding about four minutes into the flight.