SpaceX is struggling to launch Japan’s Hakuto-R Moon mission

Alcon 9 vertical at Pad 40 in Florida prior to the launch of the iSpace HAKUTO-R Mission 1

Falcon 9 was supported on Pad 40 prior to launch.
picture: SpaceX

The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket has been delayed for the second time due to an unspecified issue that delayed the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket The Japanese mission preparing to make history must be safe Up to The surface of the moon.

SpaceX had originally planned to Its launch on Wednesday morning, but initially pushed it back to Thursday “to allow for additional pre-flight departure”. Later on Wednesday, the company announce It was delaying the launch indefinitely without submission Specific reason.

SpaceX backbone The missile fired over 50 times This year alone. But Falcon 9 has had some problems in the past two months, suffering eight delays since early October, According to Teslarati. Recently, SpaceX had to step down from launching a new batch of Starlink satellites on November 18th to me “Take a closer look at the data from a steady fire,” the company Wrote on Twitter, referring to The Static firing test of the Falcon 9 rocket. A new date for that mission has Not announced yet.

The CEO of SpaceX was formerly Elon Musk advertiser It aims to achieve a record 60 Falcon 9 rocket launches this year. The company planned eight Launched in December, that will achieve Musk’s Falcon 9 goals. But given recent eventsnow it is not clear if company It will be able to move forward with all scheduled Falcon 9 aircraft It launches in 2022.

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This week’s launch was packed with a historic payload that includes ispace’s Hakuto-R spacecraft. The Tokyo-based company will attempt to deploy Hakuto-R’s Mission 1 (M1) lander to the lunar surface, making it The first private mission to land on the moon. The Hakuto-R M1 probe will also attempt to deliver its own payloads to the Moon, including 22 pounds (10 kilograms) Rashid Rover Manufactured by the United Arab Emirates and a transformable robot that looks like a ball, its name Sora-QDeveloped by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and TOMY Games.

Falcon 9 rocket It also carries NASA’s Lunar Flashlight, a probe designed to search for water ice in permanently shadowed craters on the Moon from a near straight halo orbit (NRHO).

Prior to its scheduled launch, the Falcon 9 was propped up on its launchpad at Space Launch Complex 40 at Space Force Station Cape Canaveral in Florida. However, the sources Tell space flightsNow that is SpaceX Plans for minimum its rocket to a horizontal position and roll He returns to the barn for more testing.

We’ll have to wait and see if this rocket lifts off from Earth soon Unprecedented and significant packages to the moon.

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