A rocket with a mini-satellite launched to the moon

A rocket with a mini-satellite launched to the moon

A rocket with a mini-satellite launched to the Moon

Photo: space. comA rocket with a mini-satellite was launched to the Moon

The device was planned to be launched in May, but the launch was delayed several times due to system checks and other tests.

The American company Rocket Lab launched an Electron launch vehicle with a mini NASA's CAPSTONE satellite to the moon. Space.com reports this.

Launching an 18-meter rocket from a 25- kilogram satellite took place on June 28 at 12.55 Kyiv time. The rocket lifted off from the launch site on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand.

CAPSTONE tests the stability of the orbit NASA plans to use for the future Gateway space station.

NASA is scheduled to orbit the Moon on November 13.

Recall that earlier Italian astronomer Gianluca Masi took a photo and video of the rotating second stage of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket , which flew to the moon.