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Rocket Lab is taking NASA's CAPSTONE to the Moon

John Robson Silver badge

Lunar gravity is a bit wobbly...

The NRHO is a good orbit, and should avoid most of the pitfalls of that rather lumpy gravity well...

This is more confirming how much station keeping fuel they will need, rather than confirming that it's stable.

Wikipedia says it better: "verify the calculated orbital stability"

NASA said: "Verification of near rectilinear halo orbit characteristics for future spacecraft"

In amongst the list of half a dozen mission objectives.

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