NASA restored the lunar satellite CAPSTONE

NASA restored the lunar satellite CAPSTONE

The engineers of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which has been in safe operation since mid-September, processed the teams from the flight control centre and stopped spinning out of control.

NASA noted that the agency ' s specialists had succeeded in failing to operate a 25-kilogram CAPSTONE satellite, resulting in the actual failure of one of the engines and the uncontrolled rotation of the satellite.

Experts are currently working to restore full control of CAPSTONE before it reaches the Moon orbit on November 13th, and NASA engineers have already managed to adjust the position of the solar panels and satellite antennas, as well as control the space orientation system.

Once again, the CAPSTONE spacecraft was launched into outer space along with the universal Photon platform with a Rocket Lab Electronic launcher in July of this year. After a series of manoeuvrings, the satellite was separated from the platform and continued to travel in the direction of the Moon, and once it reached the near-directional halo-orbit CAPSTONE, it would begin to collect different data for the NASA moon programme. In addition, the agency planned to build a full-scale orbital station in that orbit in the future, so that the miniatural satellite would also assess the future of the project.