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How many times will the Photon fire its Curie in order to "reach the right spot" to deploy CAPSTONE towards the Moon?

With the most recent update by Rocket Lab, posted on various social media including Facebook on Friday 1 July (about five minutes prior to this answer being written!), Photon will perform a total of ...
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What are the dark areas on the moon?

Wikipedia differentiates the compositions between the brighter highlands and darker Maria on the Moon (citing Ref. 1): The relatively low silica content suggests that all regions are composed ...
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Why doesn't NASA fly its rockets on suborbital trajectories to the Moon?

The reason that NASA does not fly on suborbital flights to the moon is because of one major factor. If you somehow got the needed delta V within a second then the delta V needed would be less. The ...
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Are people actually serious about mining the Moon?

Removing its mass I think the problem here is understanding the meaning of "mining" in this context. Even on Earth, mining doesn't remove ALL the mass, only the valuable part. Large part (...
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Vehicle liquids freeze on the Moon -- how has this problem been solved?

Supplementary answer: Vehicle liquids freeze on the Moon -- how has this problem been solved? There's an example where liquid/solid transitions really are a feature, not a bug. How much wax is on ...
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