As expected, Astrobotic lost telemetry with the Peregrine spacecraft at around 3:50 p.m. EST. While this indicates the vehicle completed its controlled re-entry over open water in the South Pacific at 4:04 p.m. EST, we await independent confirmation from government entities. Tune in tomorrow, Jan. 19 for a media teleconference at 1:00 p.m. EST, when we will provide a post-flight update and answer questions from the media. You can stream this teleconference on NASA’s YouTube channel.
The Peregrine spacecraft captured this image moments after successful separation from United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan rocket. The camera was mounted on a lower payload deck. Counterclockwise from top left center is the DHL MoonBox, Astroscale’s Pocari Sweat Lunar Dream Time Capsule, and a Peregrine landing leg. In the background is our big blue marble, our home planet, Earth.