United Arab Emirates
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.
Japanese company aims to become first company to land on the moon Tuesday
Privately-funded mission takes off to begin space debris cleanup trials
Live coverage: Soyuz launches with 38 satellites
Soyuz rocket with special paint scheme rolls out to Baikonur launch pad
Arab world’s first interplanetary spacecraft safely arrives at Mars
Live coverage: United Arab Emirates probe arrives in orbit around Mars
The Emirates Mars Mission, the first deep space probe from the Arab world, steered into orbit around the Red Planet on Tuesday to cap a 307 million-mile (494 million-kilometer), 205-day interplanetary voyage from Earth and begin a science mission studying the Martian climate. The critical 27-minute Mars Orbit Insertion maneuver began at 10:30 a.m. EST (1530 GMT).