HOUSTON—Capstone, a rapid development smallsat mission, will serve as a pathfinder for the near rectilinear halo orbit (NRHO) planned for NASA’s planned lunar Gateway. The human-tended gateway will provide future astronauts with a gravitationally stable staging point in orbit around the Moon with access to a wide range of landing sites for exploration. Under a $13.7 million contract with Advanced Space of Boulder, Colorado, the 6U small satellite—known formally as the ...


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