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Intuitive Machines and SpaceX Complete Successful IM-1 Test Campaign

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Intuitive Machines, Inc. and SpaceX have completed lunar lander fueling tests for the IM-1 mission. The liftoff is scheduled for February 14, 2024, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. IM-1 is part of NASA's CLPS initiative to enable human missions to the Moon.
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HOUSTON, Feb. 12, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intuitive Machines, Inc. (Nasdaq: LUNR, LUNRW) (“Intuitive Machines”) (“Company”), a leading space exploration, infrastructure, and services company, and SpaceX have analyzed the data from the lunar lander fueling tests for the IM-1 mission and determined the testing campaign is complete.

Liftoff of the IM-1 mission is targeted for a multi-day launch window that opens at 12:57 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on February 14, 2024, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Credit: SpaceX

Credit: SpaceX

The Intuitive Machines IM-1 mission is the Company’s first attempted lunar landing as part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (“CLPS”) initiative, a key part of NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration efforts. The science and technology payloads sent to the Moon’s surface as part of CLPS intend to lay the foundation for human missions and a sustainable human presence on the lunar surface.

Intuitive Machines will provide IM-1 mission updates on the Company’s website.

About Intuitive Machines

Intuitive Machines is a diversified space company focused on space exploration. Intuitive Machines supplies space products and services to support sustained robotic and human exploration to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. Intuitive Machines’ products and services are offered through its four business units: Lunar Access Services, Orbital Services, Lunar Data Services, and Space Products and Infrastructure. For more information, please visit intuitivemachines.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “strive,” “would,” but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. These forward-looking statements include but are not limited to statements regarding: our expectations, results and plans relating to our first mission to the Moon, including the expected timing of launch and landing for our first lunar mission. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s expectations based upon currently available information and data. Our actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The factors detailed under the section titled Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, the section titled Part I, Item 2, Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and the section titled Part II. Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements in this press release, which are accessible on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and the Investors section of our website at www.investors.intuitivemachines.com.

These forward-looking statements are based on information available as of the date of this press release and current expectations, forecasts, and assumptions, and involve a number of judgments, risks, and uncertainties. Accordingly, forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date, and we do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

Contacts

For investor inquiries:

investors@intuitivemachines.com

For media inquiries:

press@intuitivemachines.com


The liftoff of the IM-1 mission is targeted for a multi-day launch window that opens at 12:57 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on February 14, 2024.

The liftoff of the IM-1 mission will take place from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The IM-1 mission is Intuitive Machines' first attempted lunar landing as part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative, aimed at enabling human missions and a sustainable human presence on the Moon.

Intuitive Machines will provide IM-1 mission updates on the Company’s website.
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intuitive engineering solutions. we develop engineering solutions at the unimagined intersections between energy, medicine and aerospace. by leveraging state-of-the-art engineering tools and practices, integrated with current research and advanced technologies we arrive at original outcomes. we improve on the equivalent of machine nervous systems, brain control functions, and sensory perception; from sensing and analyzing the world around them to autonomously controlling their movements and interactions. we connect machines to humans through smart data display and control interfaces making both operator action and machine performance more intuitive. as an engineering design and development think tank, we provide products and solutions that employ a “flight proven” lean engineering development model. our rapid iterative design-build-test capability significantly lowers development costs, and shortens the development cycle, while increasing the probability of success of any project. solv