back to article Private lunar lander Peregrine mission's now measured in hours, not days

The Peregrine Mission One lunar lander has just hours of power left before its ambitious mission will be prematurely terminated. Having launched successfully on the first flight of the ULA Vulcan Centaur rocket, the spacecraft suffered an anomaly that appears to have significantly truncated the planned mission. Rather than …

  1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    "From: Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, UK Space Agency, and The Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP"

    You'd think even a history and politics graduate would know to check on progress before bragging.

    1. gandalfcn Silver badge

      Tories innit.

      1. gandalfcn Silver badge

        Dear downvoter, don't you like the truth? you must be a Tory.

        1. Flocke Kroes Silver badge

          Or someone with a similar level of confidence in Labour.

  2. BartyFartsLast

    As per usual

    Crypto fails to go to the moon.

    1. Paul Herber Silver badge

      Re: As per usual

      Crypto gets a good hiding.

  3. A. Coatsworth Silver badge

    Catastrophically Leaky Propulsion System

    My compliments to El Reg's resident backcronymer.

    Have one (or one dozen)

    1. Sceptic Tank Silver badge

      Re: Catastrophically Leaky Propulsion System

      The author is quick with a joke.

  4. Sceptic Tank Silver badge


    Wrong article. Ignore me. As usual ...

  5. gandalfcn Silver badge

    CLPS, also known as subsidising capitalism. The GOP thinks NASA is Marxist.

  6. werdsmith Silver badge

    Soft Landing

    The EMS is a project of The Open University. Perhaps they will learn to go with the Indian missions if they want a decent chance of a successful moon landing.

    1. Ian Johnston Silver badge

      Re: Soft Landing

      The EMS is a project of The Open University.

      As was the Beagle 2 Mars Cratering Device.

      1. werdsmith Silver badge

        Re: Soft Landing

        There's a world of difference between an instrument as part of a scientific payload and a lander.

        IF only the OU had access to help from the Indian Space Agency 20 years ago.

  7. Mage Silver badge

    Someone in NASA or US Gov likes Marketing

    Common lines in Marketing textbooks etc:

    "Don't own the mill"

    "Out Source everything"

    When you out source you lose control of design and quality.

    The people you outsource to want to make a profit.

    Also see Boing, sorry Boeing, Microsoft, Tesla etc for big USA company attitudes to regulation and quality control and testing.

    Don't accept everything in text books written for the crayon dept. Some good advice and a lot of stupid opinions.

  8. GioCiampa

    re: "the first UK and European science component to touch down"

    They never stated the velocity at which it was going to happen...

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