|Name||EQUULEUS (Equilibrium Lunar-Earth point 6U Spacecraft)|
|Units or mass||6U|
|Status||Operational (Press release on 2022-11-26, successful orbit maneuver, and active Twitter feed as of 2022-12-23)|
|NORAD ID||? (Not yet catalogued and tracked?)|
|Deployer||CSD (Canisterized Satellite Dispenser) [Planetary Systems Corporation]|
|Launcher||SLS (Space Launch System) (Artemis-1)|
|Entity||Government (Civil / Military)|
Lunar L2 (libration-point) orbiter to demonstrate technologies and characterize environment.
Lunar L2 (libration-point) orbiter. Demonstrate trajectory design and control techniques and the associated technologies in the Sun-Earth-Moon perturbed region by a nano-spacecraft; To study the radiation environment in the geospace; To characterize the flux of impacting meteors at the far side of the Moon. Water propulsion system. The scientific payload consists of PHOENIX, an extreme ultra violet imager to observe the Earth plasmasphere; DELPHINUS, a camera to detect lunar impacts on the dark side of the Moon; and CLOTH, a thin-film within the CubeSat's MLI (Multi-Layer Insulation) to detect small objects in the cis-lunar space.
ArkEdge Space was commissioned by the University of Tokyo, to participate in the initial operations of EQUULEUS in space, and contributed greatly to the completion of the initial operations and the transition to regular operations.
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|Keywords||Propulsion, Ka-band, Beyond Earth orbit|