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A tiny spacecraft the size of a microwave could pave the way for a station between Earth and the moon | CNN

A tiny spacecraft the size of a microwave could pave the way for a station between Earth and the moon | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  A tiny spacecraft with big implications for lunar exploration is ready to launch. The miniscule satellite, called a CubeSat, is about the size of a microwave oven and weighs just 55 pounds (25 …

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A tiny spacecraft could pave the way for a station between Earth and the moon

A tiny spacecraft could pave the way for a station between Earth and the moon

The miniscule satellite, called a CubeSat, is about the size of a microwave oven and weighs just 55 pounds (25 kilograms), but it will be the first to test out a unique, elliptical lunar orbit. The CubeSat will act as a pathfinder for Gateway, an orbiting lunar outpost that will serve as a way station …

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