Interview—Anthony Zara, Advanced Space Astrodynamics and Satellite Navigation Engineer

Interview—Anthony Zara, Advanced Space Astrodynamics and Satellite Navigation Engineer

What is the most interesting part of your current project?

I would be hard-pressed to say anything other than the Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System (CAPS) since that has been where I have focused the majority of my time and effort at Advanced Space. This technology has the opportunity to revolutionize how navigation at the Moon and beyond works for the future of space exploration by reducing navigation and communication burdens on Earth ground stations with its decentralized and cooperative approach. Developing a totally novel technology is always an interesting project; the fact that we currently have CAPSTONE up there at the Moon gathering real data in support of this technology makes it an engineer’s dream. (more…)

Advanced Space’s CAPSTONE Operates One Year at the Moon

Advanced Space’s CAPSTONE Operates One Year at the Moon

CAPSTONE Contributes to a Resilient U.S. Space Architecture in Cislunar Space

Westminster, CO — Advanced Space, a leading space tech solutions company, announced today that their Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) mission has successfully operated on-orbit around the Moon for a full year. This milestone puts the company in an elite category logging over 365 days of continuous operations in the cislunar environment. As the first company to operate a commercial satellite at the Moon, Advanced Space has gained valuable insights around cislunar operations that can only come from hands-on experience. (more…)

Advanced Space Team Visits NASA Goddard to Share Progress, Future Opportunities

Advanced Space Team Visits NASA Goddard to Share Progress, Future Opportunities

Advanced Space CEO Bradley Cheetham and two team members of the Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE™) team, Alec Forsman, Mission Operations Lead and Ethan Kayser, Mission Design Lead, returned to the place where it all began—NASA Goddard Space Flight Center—to share lessons learned from the successful ongoing mission. (more…)