EQUULEUS (Equilibrium Lunar-Earth point 6U Spacecraft) is a small lunar mission designed jointly by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the University of Tokyo.
It will measure the distribution of plasma that surrounds the Earth to help scientists understand the radiation environment in the region of space around Earth. It will also demonstrate low-energy trajectory control techniques, such as multiple lunar flybys, within the Earth-Moon region.
|Type / Application:||Lunar flyby|
|Operator:||JAXA, University of Tokyo|
|Contractors:||JAXA, University of Tokyo|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|EQUULEUS||-||2018||CC LC-39B||SLS (Block 1) iCPS||with Orion EM1, BioSentinel, CuSP, LunaH-Map, Lunar-Flashlight, Lunar-IceCube, NEA-Scout, SkyFire, OMOTENASHI, ArgoMoon, 3 cubesats|