NASA’s CAPSTONE launch to the moon was delayed again for final inspection

NASA has canceled plans to launch a small cube set to the moon on Monday (June 27) to allow more time to check the Rocket Lab booster for flight.

The US space agency announced today that it is no longer aiming for a Monday launch for the new CAPSTONE cube to the moon on an electron amplifier built by Rocket Lab. The mission, led by the company Advanced Space, was scheduled to be launched from a pillow on the Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand at 06.00 EDT (1000 GMT) Monday.