CAPSTONE is perhaps the first launch in NASA’s Artemis program on June 28, 2022 . The agency doesn’t have any experience with what it’s like to operate a vehicle there. This mission, called CAPSTONE.
So over the next four months, CAPSTONE will get to the Moon through a route known as ballistic lunar transfer, or BLT.
> Verify the characteristics of a cis-lunar near rectilinear halo orbit. > Demonstrate spacecraft-to-spacecraft navigation services. > Lay a foundation for commercial support.