NASA, Partners to Host CAPSTONE Prelaunch Media Teleconference

Photo of the CAPSTONE spacecraft with solar panels deployed on a workbench at Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc., in Irvine, California.
Credits: Dominic Hart

NASA will host a media teleconference with partners Advanced Space and Rocket Lab at 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 25, in advance of the Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) launch, scheduled for no earlier than Tuesday, May 31. The teleconference audio will be livestreamed on NASA TV.

Participants will discuss and answer questions about CAPSTONE launch preparations, its technology demonstrations, and how CAPSTONE will serve as a pathfinder for Gateway and future Artemis missions.

The teleconference participants include:

  • Christopher Baker, Small Spacecraft Technology program executive, NASAs Space Technology Mission Directorate
  • Bradley Cheetham, Advanced Space CEO/principal investigator, CAPSTONE
  • Peter Beck, Rocket Lab founder and CEO
  • Nujoud Merancy, chief, Exploration Mission Planning Office, NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston
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