Lunar Flashlight

Lunar Flashlight is a planned low-cost CubeSat lunar orbiter mission to explore, locate, and estimate size and composition of water ice deposits on the Moon for future exploitation by robots or humans. The spacecraft, of the 6U CubeSat format, was developed by a team from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Goddard Space Flight Center, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. It was selected in early 2015 by NASA's Advanced Exploration Systems for launch in 2022 as a secondary payload for the Artemis 1 mission, though it missed the integration window to be included on the mission. Lunar Flashlight was remanifested to launch as a rideshare with the Hakuto-R Mission 1 on a Falcon 9 Block 5 in November 2022.

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