Astrobotic Validates Lunar Lander Optical Navigation Capabilities

Credit: Astrobotic
Astrobotic says it has validated the Optical Precision Autonomous Landing (OPAL) hardware and flight software for its NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) Peregrine Mission-1 (PM-1) lunar landing, planned for early 2023. The weeklong flight test campaign was carried out in September along a...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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