CAPSTONE Reaches Lunar Orbit Written 15 November 2022


CAPSTONE revealed in lunar Sunrise (Illustration). |  Credit: Daniel J. Rutter, NASA

In what UPI describes as a “major win” for NASA, the CAPSTONE CubeSat probe “arrived in orbit around the moon Sunday night.” NASA “made the announcement Monday amid a flurry of test missions in recent months that set the stage for astronauts to return to the lunar surface for the first time in more than 50 years.” CAPSTONE “was disabled for several weeks after a faulty engine burn sent it careening into outer space on Sept. 8.”
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