SpaceX delays launch of Japanese moon lander again, citing rocket issues

The company has not yet set a new target date for the launch of the Hakuto-R moon lander.

It was the second such delay for the mission: It was originally supposed to launch early Wednesday (Nov. 30), but SpaceX pushed things back a day "to allow for additional pre-flight checkouts."

The Hakuto-R lander, which was built by Tokyo-based company ispace were scheduled to launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Thursday (Dec. 1).

The Falcon 9 slated to launch ispace's Mission 1 is a veteran of four previous flights. Its first stage previously helped loft the SES-22 communications satellite this past June and three batches of SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites.

src: space.com/spacex-delays-japan-

ispace M1 Mission

SpaceX is targeting Thursday, December 1 for a Falcon 9 launch of ispace's HAKUTO-R Mission 1 - the first privately-led Japanese mission to land on the lunar surface - from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Also onboard this mission is NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Lunar Flashlight. The instantaneous launch window is at 3:37 a.m. ET (08:37 UTC).

The first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched SES-22 and three Starlink missions. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

A live webcast of this mission will begin about 15 minutes prior to liftoff.

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Louis Rossmann hopes that Musk's fight with Apple will expose a critical mass of people to the notion that the person who possesses a phone should be the sovereign owner of the device and the final decider of what software might get installed. Same as with early microcomputers and laptops and desktops of today.

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@GNUxeava
"IPFS is essentially a huge torrent, but you can easily download/seed only a part of that torrent"
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"BitTorrent started out without a DHT, and so requires metadata and a torrent file to start downloading.

IPFS has a unique, global DHT as a matter of principle, and so, only requires the hash of the file to start downloading. Everyone gets the same bootstrap nodes, and then is part of the same DHT, with a common lookup mechanism relying on Kademlia.

On the other hand, I feel like IPFS is not as advanced as dat in relevant ways. IPFS is not good for file edition, while dat has systems that simplify modification of even large files and merging of structured files. "
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SpaceX to launch Japanese moon lander, UAE rover on Nov. 30

On Nov. 30, Tokyo-based ispace's Hakuto-R lander is scheduled to launch for the moon's Atlas Crater to ready for a soft touchdown, which may be the first ever by a private company on the lunar surface. 

Hakuto-R will lift off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Nov. 30 at 3:39 a.m. EST (0839 GMT) and arrive at the moon no earlier than April 2023. Following landing, Hakuto-R will deploy a small United Arab Emirates rover, called Rashid. The four-wheeled rover will study the moon for 14 Earth days using a high-resolution camera, a thermal imager, a microscopic imager and a probe designed to examine electrical charges on the lunar surface.

src: space.com/ispace-japanese-moon

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After nearly 5 months of learning Japanese online, I still can't recognise some Japanese letters without hesitation. A long way to go.

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Artemis 1's Orion capsule still on track for Monday moon flyby

NASA's Artemis 1 Orion capsule remains on target to fly by the moon on Monday (Nov. 21).

The Artemis 1 mission launched on Wednesday morning (Nov. 16), sending an uncrewed Orion toward the moon atop a huge Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. This is Orion's first-ever journey beyond Earth orbit.

Orion will reach the moon on Monday (Nov. 21), skimming just 81 miles (130 kilometers) above the dusty gray surface at 7:44 a.m. EST (1244 GMT). The mission plan calls for the capsule to conduct a crucial 2.5-minute-long engine burn during that close approach, a maneuver that will set the stage for insertion into lunar orbit four days later.

src: space.com/nasa-artemis-1-orion

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Boeing's 1st Starliner astronaut flight delayed to April 2023

The aerospace giant now plans to launch the first crewed flight of its Starliner capsule, a two-astronaut test flight to the International Space Station (ISS), no earlier than April 2023, two months later than the previous target.

"Starliner and United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket hardware remain on track for readiness in early 2023," NASA officials wrote in the update.

src: space.com/boeing-starliner-cre

NASA's Artemis 1 moon mission heads for lunar orbit after crucial engine burn

Artemis 1 launched early Wednesday morning (Nov. 16), sending an uncrewed Orion capsule aloft atop the agency's huge Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.

Orion's journey will take about six days. The capsule will then spend about 10 days in lunar orbit before heading back home to Earth. Orion will barrel into our atmosphere at about 25,000 mph (40,000 kph) on Dec. 11, giving its heat shield a stern test, and then splash down under parachutes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California.

Artemis 1 is a shakeout cruise designed to demonstrate that SLS and Orion are ready for astronaut missions. If everything goes well, Artemis 2 will launch a crew around the moon in 2024 and Artemis 3 will put boots down near the moon's south pole a year or so later.

src: space.com/artemis-1-orion-spac

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