In continuation of its mission to explore space and launch spacecraft, the US space agency “NASA” announced that the spacecraft, “Orion”, was located in a distant lunar orbit, on the tenth day of the “Artemis 1” mission, on the other hand.
And “NASA” stated that, during the presence of “Orion” in this lunar orbit, the flight controllers would monitor the vehicle’s vital systems and conduct audits related to the deep space environment.
This new capsule is now located at a distance of about 64,000 km from the moon, to which it is supposed to transport astronauts in the coming years, for the first time since the last American flight on the Apollo mission in 1972, in addition to this, the vehicle will need six days at this distance. At least to make half a circle around the moon before starting the journey back to Earth.
This first test flight, which is unmanned, aims to ensure that the vehicle is safe, and it is scheduled to land in the Pacific Ocean on December 11, after just over 25 days of the flight. The success of this mission governs the future of the next mission, “Artemis 2”. Which will transport astronauts around the moon without landing, and then “Artemis 3”, which will finally allow humans to return to the surface of the moon, and it is worth noting that these missions will be officially completed in the years 2024 and 2025, respectively.
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