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Artemis I – Flight Day 20: Orion Conducts Return Powered Flyby 

By |2022-12-05T21:28:00-05:00December 5th, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

On Dec. 5, 2022, Orion completed the return powered flyby burn, committing the spacecraft to a Dec. 11 splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.NASA’s Orion spacecraft is on course for its return to Earth on Sunday, Dec. 11. The spacecraft made its second and final close approach to the Moon at 10:43 a.m. CST Monday, [...]

NASA Administrator Names New Leadership at Two Agency Centers

By |2022-12-05T11:22:00-05:00December 5th, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson has named Bradley Flick director of the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, effective immediately. The administrator also has named Dave Mitchell to fill the role as acting director of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, effective Jan. 1.

Artemis I – Flight Day 19: Orion Prepares for Close Lunar Flyby, Teams Examining Power Conditioning Issue

By |2022-12-04T19:39:00-05:00December 4th, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

art001e002003 (Dec. 4, 2022) On the 19th day of the Artemis I mission, Orion captures Earth from a camera mounted on one of its solar arrays as the spacecraft prepares for the return powered flyby of the Moon on Dec. 5, when it will pass approximately 79 miles above the lunar surface.Orion performed the [...]

Artemis I Flight Day 18 – Orion Re-enters Lunar Sphere of Influence

By |2022-12-03T19:18:00-05:00December 3rd, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

art001e001933 (Dec. 2, 2022) A camera mounted on one of Orion’s four solar arrays captured this image of the Moon on flight day 17 of the 25.5-day Artemis I mission from a distance of more than 222,000 miles from Earth. Orion has exited the distant lunar orbit and is heading for a Dec. 11 [...]

Artemis I – Flight Day 18: Orion Re-enters Lunar Sphere of Influence

By |2022-12-03T19:18:00-05:00December 3rd, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

art001e001933 (Dec. 2, 2022) A camera mounted on one of Orion’s four solar arrays captured this image of the Moon on flight day 17 of the 25.5-day Artemis I mission from a distance of more than 222,000 miles from Earth. Orion has exited the distant lunar orbit and is heading for a Dec. 11 [...]

Flight Day 17 — Orion Fine-tunes Trajectory, Downlinks Data, Continues Test Objectives

By |2022-12-02T17:40:00-05:00December 2nd, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

art001e001859 (Dec. 1, 2022) Orion’s optical navigation camera captured this image of the Moon on flight day 16 of the Artemis I mission. Orion uses the optical navigation camera to capture imagery of the Earth and the Moon at different phases and distances, providing an enhanced body of data to certify its effectiveness under [...]

Artemis I – Flight Day 17: Orion Fine-tunes Trajectory, Downlinks Data, Continues Test Objectives

By |2022-12-02T17:40:00-05:00December 2nd, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

art001e001859 (Dec. 1, 2022) Orion’s optical navigation camera captured this image of the Moon on flight day 16 of the Artemis I mission. Orion uses the optical navigation camera to capture imagery of the Earth and the Moon at different phases and distances, providing an enhanced body of data to certify its effectiveness under [...]

Artemis I Flight Day 16 – Orion Successfully Completes Distant Retrograde Departure Burn

By |2022-12-01T17:45:00-05:00December 1st, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

art001e001820 (Dec. 1, 2022): On flight day 16, a camera mounted on one of Orion’s solar arrays snapped this image of our Moon as the spacecraft prepared to exit distant retrograde orbit during the Artemis I mission.Orion has left its distant lunar orbit and is on its return journey home. The spacecraft successfully completed [...]

Artemis I – Flight Day 16: Orion Successfully Completes Distant Retrograde Departure Burn

By |2022-12-01T17:45:00-05:00December 1st, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

art001e001820 (Dec. 1, 2022): On flight day 16, a camera mounted on one of Orion’s solar arrays snapped this image of our Moon as the spacecraft prepared to exit distant retrograde orbit during the Artemis I mission.Orion has left its distant lunar orbit and is on its return journey home. The spacecraft successfully completed [...]

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