Ispace Hakuto-R Mission 1 Lunar Lander Enters Moon’s Orbit


Ispace sees lunar orbit insertion as practice for deploying satellites around the Moon.

Credit: ispace
After a controlled burn lasting several minutes from its main propulsion system, ispace’s Hakuto-R Mission 1 lunar lander entered the Moon’s orbit on March 21. The lunar orbit insertion maneuver was the longest burn by the propulsion system of the Series I lunar lander, the Tokyo-based company said...
Garrett Reim

Based in the Seattle area, Garrett covers the space sector and advanced technologies that are shaping the future of aerospace and defense, including space startups, advanced air mobility and artificial intelligence.

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