LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Tue Jun 28 2022
Rocket Lab

CAPSTONE

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

June 28, 2022 at 5:55 AM EDT

(June 28, 2022 at 9:55 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

June 28, 2022 at 5:55 AM EDT

(June 28, 2022 at 9:55 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

June 28, 2022 at 5:55 AM EDT

(June 28, 2022 at 9:55 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Planetary Science
    • CAPSTONE (Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment) is a 12-U cubesat mission to test operations in near rectiliniar halo orbit around the Moon, which is to be used for the Lunar Gateway space station. Mission will verify the near rectilinear halo orbit characteristics, spacecraft-to-spacecraft navigation services in that orbit, and provide valuable experience of small sat launch to the Moon.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

    Pad

    Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B