Orbital Insertion

CAPSTONE TLI Burn and Deployment

Electron | CAPSTONE

Photon's HyperCurie engine will re-ignite for a final burn before releasing CAPSTONE on a course with the Moon.

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Electron | CAPSTONE

Rocket Lab | USA
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
June 28, 2022, 9:55 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

CAPSTONE (Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment) is a 12-U cubesat mission to test operations in near rectiliniar halo orbit around the Moon, which is to be used for the Lunar Gateway space station. Mission will verify the near rectilinear halo orbit characteristics, spacecraft-to-spacecraft navigation services in that orbit, and provide valuable experience of small sat launch to the Moon.

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