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NASA has already set a date for its return to the Moon, which will be February 23

NASA has already set a date for its return to the Moon, which will be February 23

Peregrine Mission 1 is approximately 1.9 meters high and approximately 2.5 meters wide.

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One of NASA's great missions is to return to the Moon, which will take place half a century after the Apollo missions. This was initially scheduled for Christmas, but the agency said it needed more time to conduct a public test of ULA's (United Launch Alliance) Vulcan carrier rocket. (Read: Einstein, the “lazy dog”)

For this reason, the Peregrine 1 (TO2-AB) mission, as it is officially called, has been rescheduled to January 8. However, the agency indicated in a recent statement that the deadline will be February 23, 2024.

The scientific objectives of the mission are to study the lunar exosphere, thermal properties and abundance of hydrogen in the lunar regolith, magnetic fields, and the radiation environment. Advanced solar panels will also be tested. (You can read: These are the 12 major science news of 2023)

Peregrine Mission 1 is approximately 1.9 meters high and approximately 2.5 meters wide. It is a box-shaped main body resting on four supporting legs, according to NASA. In addition, it will carry 10 payloads of different types.

“After an Earth orbit of 3 to 33 days and a cruise to the Moon, a lunar orbit phase of 4 to 25 days will follow. “Then, the lander will be scheduled to operate on lunar soil for approximately 192 hours,” NASA added in the statement. ( See also: Video: This is how astronauts prepare food)

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