Animation of Astrobotic’s Planned Lunar Flight

Video Caption: Astrobotic and United Launch Alliance (ULA) proudly announce today that Astrobotic’s Peregrine Lunar Lander will be onboard a ULA launch vehicle in 2019, during the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.

  • Hmmm an Atlas 531 to launch both Cygnus and Peregrine. That’s bigger than the normal 401 to launch just Cygnus. Looks like ULA will able to claim they actually started implementing Cislunar 1000.

  • Robert G. Oler

    interesting and a nice use of multiple payloads…

  • duheagle

    Particularly nice using the Centaur to do a special TLI burn for the rideshare payload.

  • windbourne

    2019.
    that is a ways away.

  • duheagle

    It only seems like a long way away because of how fast things things are advancing these days.