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NASA’s CAPSTONE moon cubesat re-establishes contact

NASA’s tiny CAPSTONE moon probe is back in touch with its handlers, ending a short but spooky silent period.

The 55-pound (25 kilograms) CAPSTONE went dark on Monday (July 4), shortly after separating from its Rocket Lab Photon spacecraft bus and heading toward the moon. The mission team immediately set to troubleshooting, and their efforts have already been rewarded.

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