ArgoMoon is a small lunar mission designed by the Italian company Argotec, which is building the ArgoMoon CubeSat under the Italian Space Agency (ASI) internal review and approval process.
ArgoMoon will demonstrate the ability to perform operations in close proximity of the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS), which will send Orion onto its lunar trajectory. It should also record images of the ICPS for historical documentation and to provide valuable mission data on the deployment of other Cubesats. Additionally, this CubeSat should test optical communication capabilities between the CubeSat and Earth.
|Type / Application:||Lunar flyby|
|Power:||2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|
|ArgoMoon||-||2018||CC LC-39B||SLS (Block 1) iCPS||with Orion EM1, BioSentinel, CuSP, LunaH-Map, Lunar-Flashlight, Lunar-IceCube, NEA-Scout, SkyFire, EQUULEUS, OMOTENASHI, ArgoMoon, 3 cubesats|