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The Peregrine Moon lander made it to lunar distance.

Astrobotic, the company that makes the lander, published an update Friday saying the lander had traversed 238,000 miles, putting it as far from the Earth as our Moon.

Peregrine’s post-launch propulsion malfunction means it’s not actually on the lunar surface as planned. Astrobotic wrote yesterday that the lander was “about 242,000 miles” out, and should return to “likely burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere.”


A graphic showing the Peregrine lander’s trajectory and position as of Friday, relative to the moon, with a curved line of dashes representing the moon’s path and another showing the lander’s expected trajectory back toward Earth.
Where the Peregrine lander was and where it wasn’t.
Image: Astrobotic