NASA’s CAPSTONE satellite reaches its final orbit around the Moon

NASA’s tiny CAPSTONE spacecraft has settled into its final lunar orbit, entering the operational phase of its pioneering mission to the moon.

CAPSTONE, which is about the size of a microwave oven, landed on the moon Nov. 13, becoming the first cubesat to do so. The probe quickly performed two engine burns to refine its orbit and has now embarked on its six-month mission to the Moon, NASA officials announced Monday (November 21).

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