There are details about the CAPSTONE satellite for the lunar program "Artemis"

As with today's Rocket Lab payload deployment, our CAPSTONE cube will receive an acceleration from

"Photona". CAPSTONE will then use its own propulsion system to reach and test a never-before-used lunar orbit.

NASA tweeted

The company says that the universalsatellite platform "Photon" was created on the basis of the upper stage of the light rocket "Electron". It has its own Curie engine, orientation and communication systems, and solar panels to generate power.

NASA will be the first client for this system with its CAPSTONE apparatus of the CubeSat 12U format.

NASA notes that the CAPSTONE installation is now undergoing external tests to ensure that the spacecraft systems are operational.

The system has an area of ​​approximately 8 squareinches at 4 inches deep. The eight thrusters in this system use hydrazine fuel to provide jet acceleration. Ultra-small, high-performance CAPSTONE engines combine proven NASA technology with state-of-the-art industrial manufacturing techniques.

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