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ROSALIND FRANKLIN (ROVER)

Target: Mars  
State: Planned

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Mission

Kind: Reconnaissance, memorial

State: Successful

Place: Moon

Operator: LuxSpace

Date

Start:

Duration: 19 days

Mission Ending

Last Contact: 11 November 2014, 01:35 UT

Rocket

Rocket: Long March 3C/G2

Kind: LuxSpace

Manufacturer: LuxSpace

Mass: Payload 14 kg, 3rd stage of rocket to which payload was permanently attached 21,000 kg, Nominal total=21,014 kg

Launch Site: Xichang LC-2

Flyby

1º Flyby: Moon

Orbit

Reference System: Geocentric

Lander

"The journey, not the arrival, matters; the voyage, not the landing." - Paul Theroux



Manfred Memorial Moon Mission (4M) was the first private lunar probe to successfully fly by the Moon. It was led by LuxSpace, a child company of German OHB System, in honor of OHB Systems founder, professor Manfred Fuchs, who died in 2014, and was launched with the Chinese Chang'e 5-T1 test spacecraft on 23 October 2014. The lunar flyby took place on 28 October 2014, after which the spacecraft entered the elliptical Earth orbit and continued transmission until 11 November 2014, exceeding its designed lifetime by four times.

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