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As part of NASA’s CLPS (Commercial Lunar Payload Services) initiative and Artemis campaign, SpaceX is targeting no earlier than 12:57 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 14, for a Falcon 9 launch of Intuitive Machines’ first lunar lander to the Moon’s surface. Liftoff will be from Launch Complex 39A at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


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Some very interesting information on the payload Rolses.
Hopefully it aces the landing!

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Launch was a success!

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From CNN"
"‘Odie’ lunar mission takes off, aiming for historic US moon landing"

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Best of luck to the Intuitive Machines Team.

This will be an exciting mission.

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Bit lengthy but lots of information:



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What beautiful pictures of our pale blue dot!
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Orbital insertion on the 21st.

Not sure how long it will remain in orbit?

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Possibly landing for the 22nd?
Listening to the video it almost sounds like the flight teams are learning to fly on the go.
This project needs to be a success to give the entire Moon mission more impetus and confidence going forward.
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OK! Here's hoping for a successful landing!

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Planned Trajectory Correction Maneuvers Complete Ahead of Lunar Orbit Insertion
Intuitive Machines flight controllers commanded the IM-1 mission’s second planned Trajectory Correction Maneuver (TCM) with enough precision to eliminate the need for the initially planned third TCM engine firing. Today’s TCM fired at 1400 CST for 8 seconds, and it is the final maneuver before Odysseus’ largest challenge to date, Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI), scheduled for February 21, 2024.

Odysseus continues to be in excellent health and is approximately 68,000 km from the Moon. Over the next several hours, flight controllers will continue to analyze the flight data ahead of LOI.

We expect to continue to provide mission updates at least once a day on X and the IM-1 Mission web page, where we intend to host a live stream for landing coverage.

2/20/24 1600CST

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ODYSSEUS IN LUNAR ORBIT! WELL DONE!

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​Landing Trajectory Update:
Flight controllers analyzed the post-Lunar Orbit Insertion engine burn data and updated the anticipated flight maneuver timing, including an expected 1630 CST landing opportunity. The landing opportunity will be Odysseus’ hardest challenge yet. The lander continues to be in excellent health, orbiting approximately 92 km above the lunar surface.

2/21/24 1645CST
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