Please make a donation to support Gunter's Space Page.
Thank you very much for visiting Gunter's Space Page. I hope that this site is useful and informative for you.
If you appreciate the information provided on this site, please consider supporting my work by making a simple and secure donation via PayPal. Please help to run the website and keep everything free of charge. Thank you very much.

Lunar Photon

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. Lunar Photon will perform a Lunar fly by after deploying the CAPSTONE satellite.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Rocket Lab
Contractors: Rocket Lab
Equipment: ?
Configuration: Photon-IP
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Lunar Photon - 2021 WI LA-0A/LC-2 Electron Photon-IP with CAPSTONE