For a month, the moonbound CAPSTONE cubesat was in safe mode.
The deep space project was spinning out of control due to a stuck-open valve.
The microwave-sized CAPSTONE has been in safe mode for a month following an engine burn on Sept. 8.
The instruction issued on Friday (October 7) resulted in "overcoming a key impediment to restore the spacecraft to regular operations,
NASA posted an update to its Artemis blog
The 55-pound (25-kilogram) spacecraft first encountered problems after "a valve problem in one of the spacecraft's eight thrusters
The crew is making progress on its recovery plan ahead of the cubesat's planned arrival at the moon on November 13.
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