CAPSTONE Is On Its Way to the Moon; Leading the Way for NASA’s Artemis Missions

CAPSTONE Is On Its Way to the Moon; Leading the Way for NASA’s Artemis Missions

Breakthrough Technology “Lighthouse” Allows Spacecraft to Communicate and Find Lunar Location in Ways Never Done Before in Space Exploration; Marks first Commercial & Privately Owned Spacecraft to Moon

Westminster, CO (June 28, 2022) Advanced Space LLC., a leading space tech solutions company with breakthrough navigational technology, today announced that its CAPSTONE  spacecraft has been launched toward the Moon by Rocket Lab USA Inc. for NASA on June 28, 2022.  The CAPSTONE mission will gather operational data ahead of the Artemis program that will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon.  This milestone supports the first launch for NASA’s Artemis program and the first commercial and privately owned satellite to operate at the Moon. (more…)

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…)

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.

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.