CAPSTONE revealed in lunar Sunrise: CAPSTONE will fly in cislunar space the orbital space near and around the Moon. The mission will demonstrate an innovative spacecraft-to-spacecraft navigation solution at the Moon from a near rectilinear halo orbit slated for Artemis Gateway.
Credits: Illustration by NASA/Daniel Rutter
Media are invited to join NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy and Representatives Ed Perlmutter, Joe Neguse and Jerry McNerney for a tour of the Westminster, Colorado-based aerospace company Advanced Space Thursday, May 5.
NASA has partnered with Advanced Space to launch a technology demonstration under the agencys Artemis program the Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE). Melroy and the representatives will see a full-size CAPSTONE model, tour the Mission Operations Control Room, and visit the companys development facilities.
CAPSTONE will test the unique lunar orbit planned for Gateway an orbiting outpost built by NASA and its commercial and international partners to support long-term operations at the Moon.
The event will begin at8:45 a.m. MDTat Advanced Space headquarters at 1400 W 122nd Ave., Suite 200, Westminster, Colorado. Following the tour at around 9:45 a.m., Melroyand Advanced Space leadershipwill be available to answer questions about CAPSTONE, NASAs Moon to Mars plans including Artemis, and Colorados role in the agencys plans for exploration throughout the solar system.
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