Rocket Lab going to the MOON - CAPSTONE [Live: 28.06.2022, 09:50 UTC]

in STEMGeeks9 months ago (edited)

EDIT1: Rocket Lab is takeing an extra 24 hours for final checkout. It will have no influence on the arrival time at the planned lunar orbit.

Rocket Lab will be sending a 300kg payload in an orbit around the Moon for NASA. The experiment is called "Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment" (CAPSTONE).

There are two main objectives:

  • study this specific, verry efficient, orbit around the Moon.
  • testing of navigation technology

Anton Petrov is explaining why this mission is happening: NASA Is Testing an Unusual Orbit For the Lunar Gateway Station Modeling and Visualizing the Lunar Gateway Orbit website:

The launch takes place at Mahia Peninsula, Launch Complex 1A, in New Zealand. There will be no attempt at recovering the first stage.

Rocket Lab's mission website: CAPSTONE.

Why it's interesting:

  • 27th launch of the Electron rocket by Rocket Lab
  • First deep space mission for Rocket Lab
  • The engines are 3D printed
  • Fuel pumps are battery powered
  • The stages are built out of carbon composite material
  • Potentially reusable first stage

Where to watch:

Check your local launch time at:

Tim Dodd: How Rocket Lab will catch a rocket with a helicopter!

Scott Manley: RocketLab & Reusable Rockets - Plasma Knives, Ballutes, Helicopters and... Elephants

Tim Dodd: Who will be the KING of the Small Sat Launchers?!

Tim Dodd: Talking about Rocket Lab’s Neutron with Peter Beck - 19.12.21

Scott Manley: Rocket Lab's Neutron Rocket's Innovative Design Explained By Peter Beck - CEO of Rocket Lab - 21.12.21

Tim Dodd: A chat with Rocket Lab's CEO Peter Beck about Neutron, Electron recovery and Rocket Lab's future! - 15.04.21

Tim Dodd: A conversation with Rocket Lab's Peter Beck on recovering Electron - 19.12.19

Tim Dodd: A conversation with Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck - 02.11.18

Rocket Lab: Neutron Rocket | Development Update - 02.12.21

Rocket Lab: Rocket Lab | Global Facilities Tour - 04.08.21

Useful links to stay up to date on launches: Launch Schedule

Nextspaceflight: Launches

Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews

Space News:

NASA Spaceflight

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