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CAPSTONE cubesat performs 2nd engine burn on way to the moon

NASA’s tiny CAPSTONE probe has refined its long and looping path to the moon once again.

The 55-pound (25 kilograms) CAPSTONE cubesat performed its second engine burn this morning (July 12). The autonomous maneuver, which occurred at about 11:30 a.m. EDT (1530 GMT), lasted for just 53 seconds and consumed 35 grams (1.2 ounces) of fuel, said representatives of the Colorado-based company Advanced Space (opens in new tab), which operates the mission for NASA.

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