LIVE – Artemis: Follow the first flyby of the Moon from the Orion capsule

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EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHT

As a reminder, the Orion ship carries no astronauts, only sensor-laden dummies. The space capsule will be able to carry up to four astronauts, one more than the Apollo module, during future crewed missions.

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SIGNAL RETURN

Live footage from the Orion vessel should return soon, as the signal has returned. The telemetry data sent from the ship has arrived at the control center, which seems to confirm the success of the maneuver.

LUNAR ORBIT

The purpose of the current maneuvers is to allow the ship to position itself on a transit trajectory. It is only on November 25 that the space capsule will enter lunar orbit, before starting the tour of our natural satellite.

STARTING THE ENGINE

The spacecraft fired its main engine in an attempt to reduce its speed as it approached the lunar surface at an altitude of less than 130 kilometers.

SIGNAL INTERRUPTED

Communications with the ship from Earth are cut off as the Moon is currently blocking the signal. The transmission will be restored at 13:59 shortly before Orion’s flyby of the lunar surface, only 130 kilometers above sea level.

THE MOON IN SIGHT!

The Orion spacecraft is currently less than 5,000 kilometers from the Moon and about 275,000 kilometers from us.

LIKE IN HOLLYWOOD

NASA has access to 16 cameras aboard Orion that will film its entire journey around the Moon. The device will also allow the space agency to observe the behavior of the spacecraft before astronauts board.

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NASA broadcasts the arrival of the Orion spacecraft live on the web

GOOD MORNING

Welcome to this live broadcast. From 13:00 it is possible to follow the first flyby of the Moon by the Orion capsule, as part of the Artemis 1 mission supervised by the American Space Agency. NASA has been streaming live images from the ship’s cameras since this morning.

At around 13:57 (Paris time), the machine will fly over the lunar surface at an altitude of 130 kilometers. During the approach, it will ignite its main engine which will put it on track to enter lunar orbit four days later. A crucial passage that internet users from all over the world will be able to experience live.

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