NASA Launches CAPSTONE – A Satellite The Size Of A Microwave

 the first spacecraft to fly a specific unique lunar orbit ahead of future missions.

astronauts will be aboard CAPSTONE since the spacecraft is so small, only roughly the size of a microwave.

“CAPSTONE will also demonstrate innovative spacecraft-to-spacecraft navigation technology and one-way ranging capabilities

CAPSTONE is commercially owned and operated by Advanced Space in Westminster, Colorado, on behalf of NASA. 

The spacecraft was made by Irvine, California-based Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems,

The public is also welcome to monitor “CAPSTONE’s voyage live via NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System interactive real-time 3D data visualisation

 CAPSTONE will test the dynamics of the NRHO for at least six months, reducing the risk for future spacecraft,

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