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Artemis I mission: Orion spacecraft shares first image of Earth on journey to Moon

NASA’s Artemis I mission is made up of the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft, and after launching this morning at 7:49 a.m. Spanish Penitentiary Time, The first image has been sent flying away from Earth on a six-day journey into lunar orbit.,

one in Press conferenceThose responsible for the mission indicated that the central stage of SLS and the twin thrusters Orion was brought into Earth’s orbitBut the capsule needed one more push to break free from Earth’s gravity and head towards the moon, The said impulse was achieved due to prolonged ignition of the engine called ‘Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage’ (ICPS).

The ICPS engine started 87 minutes after takeoff of the Artemis I mission, similarly, it was on for 18 minutes Orion’s speed increased from 28,160 to 36,210 kilometers per hour.

Another historic event occurred 115 minutes after takeoff, when Orion separated from ICPS, The capsule and its service module will head towards lunar orbit, while the ICPS will deploy ten cubes before returning to Earth.

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