CAPSTONE™ is a Culmination of Collaborative Community

CAPSTONE™ is a Culmination of Collaborative Community

Thank you to our CAPSTONE Mission Partners

As we count down to launch, we wanted to extend a thank you to everyone who has made this possible. While we take great pride in our team here at Advanced Space, we know it takes an industry built from the community we are part of. Today we highlight those who made this mission possible, and what their role is in CAPSTONE: (more…)

NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy along with U.S. Representatives Perlmutter and McNerney of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, & Technology visit Advanced Space

NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy along with U.S. Representatives Perlmutter and McNerney of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, & Technology visit Advanced Space

The CAPSTONE™ mission launching this month will test a unique orbit planned for human missions to the Moon.

Westminster, CO. (May 5, 2022) – Advanced Space LLC, the high-tech commercial aerospace company hosted NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy, U.S. Representatives Ed Perlmutter and Jerry McNerney along with some staff members of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and Lt. Governor’s Chief of Staff today to celebrate the upcoming CAPSTONE™ mission heading to the Moon in May as a pathfinder for NASA. Advanced Space showcased their Colorado headquarters, the location of where the Mission Operations Center for their CAPSTONE mission.

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Main Engine Cutoff podcast hosts episode with Advanced Space about CAPSTONE™

Main Engine Cutoff podcast hosts episode with Advanced Space about CAPSTONE™

Brad Cheetham, our co-founder, CEO, and President of Advanced Space joins Anthony Colangelo of Main Engine Cutoff to talk about our upcoming CAPSTONE mission. They talk about how the mission came to be, what it’s been like working with NASA and the other partners on the mission, and then dive into the nerdy details of the trajectory it’s flying to the moon, the orbits it will operate in, how its autonomous positioning system works, and how it might be used in the future.

Advanced Space, U.S. Air Force Sign Cooperative Agreement to Collaborate on Cislunar Activities

Westminster, CO (January 2022) Advanced Space LLC., a leading space solutions company, has entered into a Cooperative Research And Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Space Vehicles Directorate, and the Spacecraft Technology Division to share data collected from cislunar space through the CAPSTONE mission.

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“Cislunar Space” – Air Force Magazine

“Cislunar Space” – Air Force Magazine

The gap between Earth orbit and the moon is open, uncharted, and undefended.

Not much human activity has touched the moon or its surroundings in the half-century since American Apollo astronauts traversed the lunar landscape, but new concerns about China’s interests and motives have leaders in Washington viewing with worry the vast void of cislunar space.

China’s rapid evolution as a global space player and its announced intention to join with Russia in building a joint science base on the moon, raise concerns about what that kind of activity could yield in terms of future capacity to act and potentially wage war in space.

NASA plans to return American astronauts to the moon for longer periods to a base of its own, as the U.S. gears up its competitive drive in space. And governments and private entities the world over are eyeing the moon as a potential source of mineral wealth or as a place to position communication or space transportation hubs.

Cislunar space—that vast void between terrestrial orbits and the moon—represents both an opportunity and a threat because it is not only empty, for the most part, but essentially indefensible. At least for now.

NASA Administrator highlights contributions of Colorado industry and academia

NASA Administrator highlights contributions of Colorado industry and academia

Advanced Space shares small business success with NASA partnership

In addition to testing a unique orbit for NASA’s lunar Gateway, Colorado small business Advanced Space is preparing to demonstrate a new approach for cislunar navigation.

As part of the Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) mission, scheduled to launch later this year on a Rocket Lab Electron rocket, Advanced Space plans to show how the CAPSTONE cubesat can work with NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to perform peer-to-peer navigation.