United Launch Alliance plans to launch the Astrobotic Technology ‘Peregrine’ lunar lander at 2:18 a.m. EST on 8 January 2024. This morning, media were given the privilege of setting up sound and time-activated remote cameras to capture its inaugural liftoff.

The Peregrine lunar lander will touch down ~6 weeks after launch after a long sequence of carefully orchestrated burns to get out of Earth orbit, into lunar orbit, and successfully and softly touch down on the lunar surface at Sinus Viscositatis, a lunar feature outside of the hardened lava Gruithuisen Domes on the near side of the Moon.

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