NASA’s Capstone Begins Ballistic Lunar Transfer

A rendering of Capstone over the lunar North Pole.
Credit: NASA/Daniel Rutter
NASA’s Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (Capstone) small satellite successfully separated from its orbital Photon propulsion stage early July 4, beginning a pioneering journey to near-rectilinear halo orbit (NRHO) around the Moon. NRHO is the...

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