NASA is preparing to try to prevent the Capstone satellite from spinning and returning to normal operation. Capstone on his way to the moon.
NASA did tests On Earth and in the spacecraft itself to stop spinning. It is not known when NASA will make this attempt. The satellite began to rotate to reverse course. Due to the rotation, the solar panels receive relatively little power and thus the satellite has moved to the safe mode. There is still satellite communication, something that will be short-lived in July This was not the case.
The Capstone is an important first step for the Artemis lunar program. NASA plans to eventually launch a space station into lunar orbit. This space station, the Moon Gate, should once again form the basis for future manned moon missions. In preparation, the satellite needs to collect data about the specific elliptical orbit around the moon. For example, NASA wants to use the measurements to find out how much fuel is needed to stay in the intended orbit around the Moon.
The Cislunar autonomous GPS technology operations and navigation experience It was launched from New Zealand on June 28 with a Rocket Lab missile. Since then, the satellite has been on its way to the moon. He is expected to arrive there in November.
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