NASA's tiny probe continues spiraling out toward the

The CAPSTONE mission has just one engine burn left in Earth orbit — one that will send it on its way to the moon.

Finally, on Nov. 13, the spacecraft will slip into a near-rectilinear halo orbit (NRHO) around the moon, a highly elliptical path that will take it within 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of the lunar surface on its closest path and as far away as 43,500 miles (70,000 km).


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