Peregrine Mission One

Launch Time
Mon Jan 08, 2024 07:18 UTC

First launch of Vulcan.
Peregrine Mission One lunar module is the first mission of NASA's CLPS program.
First U.S. commercial lunar lander to launch to the Moon.
First U.S. lunar lander to travel to the Moon since the Apollo program.


Vulcan VC2S
Image Credit: NSF
Status: Active
Liftoff Thrust: 8,952 kN
Payload to LEO: 19,000 kg
Payload to GTO: 8,400 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 61.6 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.4 m
Fairing Height: 15.5 m

Mission Details

Peregrine Mission One

Peregrine is Astrobotic's lunar lander. Astrobotic was selected by NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program to deliver up to 14 NASA payloads to the Moon on its Peregrine lunar lander in 2022. With this $79.5 million CLPS award, Astrobotic has now signed 16 customers for lunar delivery on its first mission in addition to the NASA payloads.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 1,283.0 kg
Trans Lunar Injection

Celestis Enterprise Flight

Celestis is a company that launches cremated human remains into space.

On this mission, named "Enterprise Flight", more than 150 flight capsules containing cremated remains (ashes), DNA samples, and messages of greetings from clients worldwide will be sent on a journey into interplanetary space.

The mission is named Enterprise in tribute to Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, as well as James "Scotty" Doohan, all of whose ashes are on this flight, aboard a rocket fittingly named Vulcan.

Other participants on this flight include the DNA of Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry, "Mr. Scott" James Doohan, "Dr. McCoy" DeForest Kelley, VFX maestro Douglas Trumbull, "Lt. Uhura" Nichelle Nichols, and the DNA of her son, Kyle Johnson.

Payloads: 1
Heliocentric Orbit


SLC-41, Cape Canaveral SFS, Florida, USA



6th orbital launch attempt

United Launch Alliance

159th mission
1st mission of 2024
158th successful mission
154th consecutive successful mission

Vulcan Centaur

1st mission
1st mission of 2024
1st successful mission