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Lunar Photon (Photon 03)

Lunar Photon [Rocket Lab]

Lunar Photon (Note: actual name of this mission not yet revealed) is Rocket lab's demonstration mission for their Photon-IP bus, a satellite bus based on their Kick Stage Upper stage of the Electron rocket.

In this mission, the Lunar Photon acts both as an upper stage for the CAPSTONE and as an independent satellite bus carrying some instruments on its own. Reportedly Lunar Photon will perform a Lunar fly taking some images by after deploying the CAPSTONE satellite.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Rocket Lab
Contractors: Rocket Lab
Equipment: Camera ?
Configuration: Photon-IP
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: ~300 kg (#launch); 55kg (dry)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Lunar Photon (Photon 03) 2022-070C 28.06.2022 OnS LC-1B Electron Photon-IP with CAPSTONE

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