“Good night Odie” – The moon lander has gone awry – Science

Odysseus managed to land on the surface of the Moon a week ago. It is the first time in more than 50 years that a US spacecraft landed on the surface of the Moon.

American the orb-launcher Odysseus has swooped down.

According to Intuitive Machines, the company that sent the lander to the Moon, Odysseus managed to send a “farewell broadcast” before powering down on Friday. The picture sent by Odysseus shows the surface of the Moon and the crescent-shaped Earth in the background.

“Good night Odie. Hope to hear from you again,” Intuitive Machines wrote on X to accompany the photo.

Odysseus was powered by its solar panels.

Odysseus managed to land on the surface of the Moon last Friday, February 23rd. It is the first time in more than 50 years that a US spacecraft landed on the surface of the Moon.

The landing did not go without problems, as a technical problem was detected in the ship as it approached the surface of the Moon. The ship had to resort to an experimental laser landing system developed by NASA. Odysseus transports supplies and instruments of the US space agency NASA to the Moon, among other things.

Intuitive Machines reported the next day after landing that Odysseus has rolled onto his side. However, Odysseus was able to send data from the Moon.

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