NASA conducted tests on the Lunar Flashlight mission earlier this year in order to get it ready for flight in November 2022.
The four solar arrays of the solar-powered tiny satellite are stretched in this image,
which was taken in a clean laboratory at Georgia Tech. NASA/JPL-Caltech is credited.
The tiny satellite project, scheduled to launch in November, will utilize lasers to look for water ice inside the deepest craters at the South Pole of the Moon.
Although it is known that there is water ice beneath the lunar regolith (broken rock and dust),
it is unknown whether surface ice frost covers the floors of these chilly craters.