back to article NASA's ice-hunting cubesat lunar mission is over, thanks to a stuck valve

NASA has terminated the LunaH-Map mission after a stuck valve on the ice-hunting cubesat prevented it from reaching the Moon's south pole. The briefcase-sized spacecraft was launched on November 16 last year as part of the Artemis I flight, which was testing the agency's Space Launch System rocket and Orion capsule in …

  1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    Reminders that space really is difficult emphasise just how good the engineering of the Voyagers etc. really is.

  2. imanidiot Silver badge

    It's a shame the majority of the co-payloads on Artemis 1 have failed because of the incessant and never ending launch delays. Most of them failed likely because of how long they were stuck inside the inter-stage after integration without being serviceable

  3. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    Will this mean -

    Space Titanic 2 ?

    1. spold Silver badge

      Re: Will this mean -

      Hey give us an old dustbin and a few fireworks and we could arrange tourist trips to see it....

  4. Will Godfrey Silver badge

    Seems to be a common problem

    Several SpaceX failures have been due to this, and I vaguely remember it turns up with some of the others from time to time. I wonder if there is some sort of conceptual issue.

    1. Kapsalon

      Re: Seems to be a common problem

      SpaceX problems? You mean from the time they were developing Falcon 1? Or are you referring to the payload SpaceX brought into orbit?

  5. Spherical Cow

    So what happens to it now? Does it just stay in orbit around the moon for millennia? Are we starting to fill lunar orbit with junk?

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