NASA will launch a cube the size of a microwave as part of its mission to the Moon

NASA will launch a cube the size of a microwave as part of its mission to the Moon

NASA will launch a cube the size of a microwave as part of its mission to the Moon

NASA will launch a cube the size of a microwave

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  • NASA’s moon program named for Artemis, who in Greek mythology was the twin sister of Apollo.
  • A spacecraft named CAPSTONE is scheduled to launch as the first piece of Artemis to head to the moon.
  • The spacecraft is too tiny to land on the moon, but it could pave the way for future missions.
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NASA will launch a cube the size of a microwave as part of its mission to the Moon. Before the end of the summer; a massive rocket will launch a capsule to the moon and back; without any humans inside. Numerous scientific experiments will be dropped out by robotic landers on the moon; in order to gather reams of data; particularly regarding water ice trapped in the polar regions. After more than 50 years since the final Apollo lunar landing; astronauts may visit that location in a few years.

All of those are a part of NASA’s modern moon programme; which bears Artemis’ name because she was Apollo’s identical twin; in Greek mythology.

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As the first component of Artemis to travel to the moon; the CAPSTONE spacecraft is set to launch early on Monday. Its size and scope are modest in comparison; to what comes next. On board CAPSTONE, there won’t be any astronauts. The spaceship; which is approximately the size of a microwave oven, is too small.

This robot won’t make a moon landing. But it differs from previous moon missions in a lot of ways. It might act as a model for future public-private collaborations that NASA pursues to maximise its return on investment for planetary missions.

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