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How fast is the Orion spacecraft traveling on the Artemis mission?

After several attempts, NASA has launched the Artemis program this Wednesday, November 16, from Cape Canaveral (Florida). It aims to explore deep space and send manned missions to the Moon thanks to the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft.

NASA indicated in its blog that “For its return trip to Earth, Orion will perform a departure burn to perform another close flyby approximately 100 kilometers from the lunar surface. Another engine service module and the Moon’s own assist burns off. Gravity will drive Orion down a trajectory back home, where Earth will accelerate Orion to a speed of about 40,000 kilometers per hour,

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