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NASA CAPSTONE PRE-LAUNCH MEDIA TELECON, May 25, 2022, virtual, 3:00 pm ET

Update, May 25: Marc Bell of Terran Orbital has been added as a briefing participant. It will air on NASA Live.

The current list is:

  • Christopher Baker, Small Spacecraft Technology program executive, NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate
  • Bradley Cheetham, Advanced Space CEO/principal investigator, CAPSTONE
  • Peter Beck, Rocket Lab founder and CEO
  • Nujoud Merancy, chief, Exploration Mission Planning Office, NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston
  • Marc Bell, Terran Orbital Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO

Original Entry: NASA will hold a media telecon on May 25, 2o22 at 3:00 pm ET to discuss the upcoming CAPSTONE launch to lunar orbit.  CAPSTONE is currently scheduled for launch on June 6, 2022 by Rocket Lab from Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsla, New Zealand.

CAPSTONE is a cubesat that will be launched into a special orbit around the Moon —  a Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit — that NASA will use for its Gateway space station for the Artemis program. The cubesat will validate innovative navigation technologies and verify orbital dynamics.

Participants are:

  • Christopher Baker, Small Spacecraft Technology program executive, NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate
  • Bradley Cheetham, Advanced Space CEO/principal investigator, CAPSTONE
  • Peter Beck, Rocket Lab founder and CEO
  • Nujoud Merancy, chief, Exploration Mission Planning Office, NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston

Details

Date:
May 25
Time:
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm