CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - EQUULEUS -
Full Name EQUilibriUm Lunar-Earth point 6U Spacecraft Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies JAXA Launch Date 16 Nov 2022
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Nov 2024
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Objectives and Applications EQUULEUS, a deep-space mission was proposed by JAXA and the University of Tokyo. EQUULEUS project plans to demonstrate low-energy trajectory control techniques within the Earth-Moon region at EML2 (Earth—Moon L2 Lagrangian point 2), using a new water propulsion system with low thrust and little propellant, and to conduct scientific observations such as imaging Earth’s plasmasphere.
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