Follow the journey of the Orion spacecraft to the moon with its passengers
While NASA's Orion spacecraft is on its way to the moon under the Artemis 1 mission, NASA has made it possible for everyone to Follow its path live.
The Space Launch System (SLS) super rocket launched the Orion spacecraft from the Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday at 01:47 EST (10:17 Tehran time). Florida launched into space, and soon after this unmanned capsule will Follow its path to the moon alone.
Orion, which is equipped with 16 cameras to record images of the moon and the earth, before a scenic farewell. It showed Shirin from the planet. In this shot, a part of the Earth is illuminated by the sun and shines like a blue jewel in space. /li>
Orion will reach the moon by November 21 (November 30) and pass 100 km above its surface. where it will move in the opposite direction up to a distance of 70,000 kilometers using gravity.
Although this "Artemis 1" mission is carried out without the presence of humans and is a prelude to manned missions. It is the future, but there are passengers including a mannequin to examine the human vital systems as well as famous dolls such as Snoopy and Sean the Sheep. Follow the movement of the spacecraft during its mission of about one month. This website has an interactive animation of Orion that shows the speed of the capsule and its distance from the Earth and the Moon.
Earth as seen by Orion's navigation camera
This online data was created by a team at NASA's Mission Control Center at Johnson Space Center. They are produced in Houston. This group, called "Flight Dynamics Operations" (FDO), is responsible for tracking the spacecraft's location and trajectory.
According to Orion programmer Seth Lambert and the Artemis Real-Time Orbit website -time Orbit Website) or "AROW" This is a very powerful way to interact with the Artemis mission and understand what NASA is trying to do.
Cover photo: A view of Orion from Earth at a distance of 93 He recorded a distance of 1,340 km. Credit: NASA Sources: Gizmodo, Space, ZDNet