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SpaceX’s private lunar Lander

It’s been decades since the human race first touched the surface of the moon when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed there.

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SpaceX’s private lunar Lander

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Sana Hassan

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SpaceX’s private lunar Lander
SpaceX’s private lunar Lander

It’s been decades since the human race first touched the surface of the moon when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed there. The mission was complete under NASA, thus it was organized under government. The evolving technologies and ever-changing time have allowed the man to send probes and guided crafts to moons. The important information in this regard is the ability of the private firm to make such launches. One of such missions has already left the earth’s atmosphere with the help of SpaceX.

The first Israeli spacecraft

The mission was launched in the ’20s of the month of February. If this spacecraft manages to touch down the surface of the moon, it will be the first ever private launched and funded spacecraft that has reached the moon.

The Transporter

The transporter of this spacecraft is SpaceX’s Falcon 9, rocket that has previously known to be transporting satellites into their respective orbits. The use of it as a transporter of a moon lander has been attempted for the first time.

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The journey

The transporter will take the lander as far as the earth’s atmosphere. After that, it will detach and lander will continue the journey through the darkness of the space. The voyage through space is tough and full of uncertainties. The lunar lander will orbit around the earth a few times to match it is velocity for the appropriate landing. The distance between the lander and moon will slowly be decreased until the moon gravity becomes favorable to attempt the landing. This will happen around April. So it is nearly a two months journey before the attempted landing.

Mission and work

This spacecraft will land on moon and switch positions on the surface awhile gathering different readings. The information about the magnetic field of the moon as well as the carter’s surface will be gathered. This landing will also be helpful in understanding the dark side or the farther side of the moon. The last closest landing to the far side was successfully attempted and done by China. The lender will also be able to transmit the video feed of the landing and the moonscape while on the surface.

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