Author(s): DaveBowman2001

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CAPSTONE is a lunar orbiter that will test and verify the calculated orbital stability planned for the Lunar Gateway space station. The spacecraft is a 12U CubeSat that will also test a navigation system that will measure its position relative to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) without relying on ground stations

CAPSTONE being prepared for launch (left), and the moment of liftoff (right)

Animation of the Photon stage being jettisoned from CAPSTONE, 2022-Jul-4

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