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 12-unit CubeSat that will also test a navigation system that will measure its position relative to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter without relying on ground stations. It was launched on 28 June 2022, and will spend over six months flying around the Moon.

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CAPSTONE Spacecraft Update: Progress Toward Recovery Operation

Blue Origin Explosion, CAPSTONE Problems, Space Diamonds

Latest Updates: Ongoing Recovery Efforts for CAPSTONE Spacecraft

NASA's tiny CAPSTONE probe suffers problem on its journey to the moon

CAPSTONE Spacecraft Tumbling Through Space – Latest Work To Resolve Issue

CAPSTONE Spacecraft in Safe Mode After Trajectory Correction Maneuver

CAPSTONE enters safe mode during trajectory correction maneuver

NASA's tiny CAPSTONE moon probe is nearly 1 million miles from Earth

Peter Beck: CAPSTONE demonstrates feasibility of low-cost interplanetary smallsats

NASA’s CAPSTONE Executes Third Maneuver on Track to the Moon

NASA’s CAPSTONE Executes Trajectory Correction Maneuver – Pinpoints Path to Moon

NASA's CAPSTONE cubesat performs 2nd engine burn en route to the moon

Follow CAPSTONE’s Four-Month Journey to the Moon in Real Time

NASA’s CAPSTONE Aces First Targeting Maneuver on Journey to the Moon

NASA’s CAPSTONE Spacecraft: Mission Team Determines Cause of Communications Issue

NASA's tiny CAPSTONE probe aces 1st engine burn en route to the moon

NASA Restores Contact With CAPSTONE Spacecraft – Prepares for Trajectory Correction Maneuver

CAPSTONE communications restored

Phew! NASA's CAPSTONE moon probe phones home again

We have re-established communications with CAPSTONE. The spacecraft is looking happy and healthy. More details to come.