Carnegie Mellon University Payloads Iris, MoonArk Launch as Part of Historic Lunar Mission

January 09, 2024

“Go Iris!”Muraskin and about 30 other Iris team members past and present huddled on a pier under an overpass to watch their rover hurtle into space. “We made it,” said Divya Rao, a master’s student in applied data science and the mission operations lead for Iris. “The launch of Iris and MoonArk is an extraordinary next step in America’s dream of returning to the moon,” said CMU President Farnam Jahanian. “It’s also an extraordinary dream realized for the students and faculty across Carnegie Mellon University who have inspired and orchestrated every facet of this mission. The Iris mission is one of superlatives.

The source of this news is from Carnegie Mellon University, The Robotics Institute

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