Vulcan VC2S | Peregrine lunar lander (Maiden flight)

Vulcan VC2S | Peregrine lunar lander (Maiden flight)

Space Launch Complex 41
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

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Peregrine lunar lander (Maiden flight)

Maiden flight of ULA's Vulcan launch vehicle carrying the Peregrine lunar lander developed by Astrobotic Technology. Astrobotic was selected by NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program to deliver up to 14 NASA payloads to the Moon on its Peregrine lunar lander in 2022.

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Vulcan VC2S


Height 61.60 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 8400 kg

Liftoff Thrust 9303 kN

Diameter 5.40 Meters

Mass To LEO 19000 kg

Liftoff Mass 663 Tonnes


Launch Success 1

Consecutive Success 1

Maiden Flight 2024-01-08

Launch Failures 0


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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-01-08T08:18:18+0000

Launch success, Peregrine in contact.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-01-08T07:18:57+0000

Liftoff.

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LL2

2024-01-08T06:28:13+0000

Livestream has started

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-01-07T22:08:33+0000

Tweaked T-0 to the second.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-01-04T16:29:13+0000

Weather 85% GO.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-12-21T02:35:54+0000

GO for launch.

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Nosu

2023-12-16T21:57:31+0000

Adding launch window

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-12-10T18:22:13+0000

Delayed to NET January 8, 2024 due to Wet Dress Rehearsal issues.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-10-31T16:43:44+0000

Added tentative launch time.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-10-24T23:23:43+0000

NET December 24, 2023.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-09-11T16:09:21+0000

Targeting for launch in December 2023.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-08-05T02:36:20+0000

Removing Kuiper Demo satellites from the manifest as there are reports of them moving to a dedicated Atlas V launch earlier instead.

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Nosu

2023-06-21T06:07:20+0000

NET Q4 2023

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-05-05T18:19:26+0000

NET July 2023.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-04-14T23:12:37+0000

NET June 2023

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scottm3

2023-04-14T04:05:03+0000

Moving to placeholder date of May 31st

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SwGustav

2023-02-24T00:43:27+0000

NET May 4th

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SwGustav

2023-02-24T00:08:25+0000

NET May due to additional engine testing and Starliner taking priority

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-02-07T04:09:12+0000

Launch no longer targeting February 2023.

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Nosu

2022-11-16T17:21:53+0000

Targeting February 25

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Cosmic_Penguin

2022-10-11T07:08:17+0000

NET 2023

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Commercial Lunar Payload Services

Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) is a NASA program to contract transportation services able to send small robotic landers and rovers to the Moon's south polar region.

Related Events

Peregrine Mission One Status Teleconference

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Astrobotic will hold a media teleconference to discuss updates on their Peregrine Mission One, which is carrying payloads as part of NASA0s Commercial Lunar Provider Services (CLPS) initiative.

Lunar Delivery Readiness Media Teleconference

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NASA will host a teleconference with the following participants: - Joel Kearns, administrator for Exploration, Science Mission Directorate, NASA - Ryan Watkins,Exploration Science Strategy and Integration Office, NASA - John Thornton, CEO, Astrobotic - Gary Wentz, vice president, Government and Commercial Programs, ULA - Arlena Moses, launch weather officer, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s 45th Weather Squadron

ULA Vulcan Rocket Rollout

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United Launch Alliance is rolling out their Vulcan Centaur rocket for it´s first flight.

Peregrine Science Media Briefing

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NASA will host a Science Briefing with the following participants: - Paul Niles, CLPS project scientist, NASA - Chris Culbert, CLPS program manager, NASA - Nic Stoffle, science and operations lead for Linear Energy Transfer Spectrometer, NASA - Anthony Colaprete, Near-Infrared Volatile Spectrometer System, NASA - Richard Elphic, Neutron Spectrometer System, NASA - Barbara Cohen, Peregrine Ion-Trap Mass Spectrometer, NASA - Daniel Cremons, Laser Retroreflector, NASA - Niki Werkheiser, director, Technology Maturation, NASA

CLPS Astrobotic "What's on Board" Teleconference

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NASA will host a What’s on Board media teleconference to discuss the science payloads flying aboard the first commercial robotic flight to the lunar surface as part of the agency’s CLPS (Commercial Lunar Payload Services) initiative under the Artemis program. Briefing participants include: - Joel Kearns, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters - Ryan Watkins, program scientist, NASA Headquarters - Chris Culbert, project manager, CLPS, NASA Johnson - John Thornton, CEO, Astrobotic, Pittsburgh

Vulcan Cert-1 Flight Readiness Firing (FRF)

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United Launch Alliance (ULA)'s first Vulcan rocket will perform a test firing of the 1st stage BE-4 engines ahead of its first launch in summer 2023.

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