This is the entry of the Orion spacecraft into the farthest retrograde orbit of the Moon

NASA engineers conducted a 24-hour test of the reaction system engines to analyze the performance of Orion’s standard and nonstandard thruster configurations. After that, the team completed one of the key phases of the Artemis I mission: Spacecraft entry into the farthest retrograde orbit of the Moon.

The test began this Thursday at 10:52 p.m. (Spanish time), after successfully correcting Orion’s departure trajectory for the sixth time. However, it has not yet This Friday at 10:30 p.m. When NASA broadcasts the maneuvers on its YouTube channel:

Thanks to this move, Orion is expected to have “minimum fuel consumption while traveling around the Moon”. More or less, this maneuver will place the spacecraft 50,000 miles away from the natural satellite, which is equivalent to At 80,467.2 kms.

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