- Press Release
- September 24, 2022
Commercial Lunar Network Completed Ahead of IM-1 Moon Mission
Teams from Intuitive Machines and five space antenna ground stations validated the complete lunar communications solution required for Intuitive Machines’ first mission to the Moon, IM-1.
Under an agreement with NASA and as part of a Live Sky exercise of Intuitive Machines Lunar Telemetry and Tracking Network (LTN), Intuitive Machines personnel utilized each of the IM-1 required deep space antennas to acquire and track NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) from Intuitive Machines’ Nova Control in Houston, Texas.
“Completing these exercises with a spacecraft currently orbiting the Moon proves that our network is prepared for our first mission,” said Brian Mader, Intuitive Machines Mission Operations Engineer. “It’s incredible; the Intuitive Machines and ground station teams are laying the critical infrastructure to support a growing lunar economy.”
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