Spaceflight Now’s Stephen Clark interviews Barbara Cohen, Lunar Flashlight principal investigator from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The Lunar Flashlight CubeSat will be a rideshare payload alongside the ispace Hakuto-R Mission 1.
In this time-lapse video a Falcon 9 rocket is seen going upright at Cape Canaveral’s launch pad 40 on Nov. 29, 2022, ahead of the planned launch of ispace’s HAKUTO-R Mission 1, the first privately-led Japanese mission to attempt a lunar landing.
More than two months after a practice countdown for the Artemis 1 launch, NASA has released audio from the launch team after gaining export control clearance. The audio provides a sneak peek of what to expect on launch day.
Technicians wearing protective self-contained suits loaded toxic hydrazine fuel into the Space Launch System’s hydraulic power units Friday on pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center. NASA is gearing up for a countdown dress rehearsal which could start as soon as April 1.