HomeSpace FlightWhy it'll take NASA's CAPSTONE cubesat 4.5 months to reach the moon

Why it’ll take NASA’s CAPSTONE cubesat 4.5 months to reach the moon

This little spacecraft has a big journey ahead of it.

NASA’s 55-pound (25 kilograms) CAPSTONE cubesat launched today (June 28), rising into the sky from New Zealand atop a Rocket Lab Electron booster. CAPSTONE is bound for the moon, but it won’t get there until Nov. 13.

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