Orion, an unmanned lunar orbiter, begins its return flight to Earth

The Orion, an unmanned spacecraft orbiting the moon of Artemis 1, launched on the 16th of last month as part of NASA’s manned lunar exploration plan, began its return flight to Earth. NASA announced on the 6th that Orion, which flew close to the lunar orbit, was on a journey back to Earth. Orion passed … Read more

After lunar flyby, NASA’s Orion spacecraft is set to splash down on Sunday

The Orion spacecraft swept past the Moon on Monday, flying less than 130km from this world’s surface as it made its way back to Earth this weekend. Performing this “powered flyby burn” to get away from the Moon, Orion’s service module performed its longest main engine burn to date, lasting 3 minutes and 27 seconds. … Read more

The Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft leaves lunar orbit for home

NASA’s Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft returns home. unoccupied Orion spacecraft Successfully completed the burn on departure to the Moon on Thursday (1st December) to start home after success moon orbit. The fire started at 4:54 p.m. EDT (2154 GMT) and lasted less than two minutes, according to NASA TV commentator Shaniqua Viren. Viren announced during … Read more

Orion is slowly returning, having left lunar orbit

On Monday, December 5, the next maneuver will guide the spacecraft on its way back to Earth. Yesterday at 22:53 CET, the Orion spacecraft completed a 105-second motor maneuver (Δv = 138 m/s) to leave the DRO orbit. Today around 04:53 CET, a corrective maneuver followed, and on December 5, the next maneuver will guide … Read more

They engineer new construction technologies to build lunar bases

As NASA plans for long-term human exploration of the Moon under the Artemis program, new technologies are required to meet the challenges of living and working on another world. One of those challenges is to build habitable enclosures and other infrastructure on lunar soil. NASA has formalized a contract with the ICON company, based in … Read more

Launch of commercial lunar lander delayed by one day | Tech

The first commercial lander will begin a trip to the moon on Thursday. The spacecraft is made in Japan and has an unmanned cart from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) inside. Actually, the lander was supposed to be launched on Wednesday. The mission is called Hakuto-R and was set up by the Japanese company ispace. … Read more

Launch of commercial lunar lander delayed by one day | Tech

The first commercial lander will begin a trip to the moon on Thursday. The spacecraft is made in Japan and has an unmanned cart from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) inside. Actually, the lander was supposed to be launched on Wednesday. The mission is called Hakuto-R and was set up by the Japanese company ispace. … Read more

NASA’s Orion spacecraft enters lunar orbit

Photo: AFP Officials of the NASA reported that the Orion spacecraft entered lunar orbit this Friday, in a procedure successful of the mission to the Moon that was delayed several times. A little over a week after the spacecraft’s launch from the state of Florida to the Moon, flight controllers “successfully performed the ignition to … Read more

Orion capsule launched, enters lunar orbit

This Friday, NASA launched the test flight of the orion capsulewhich entered an orbit extending tens of thousands of kilometers (miles) around the Moon. The Orion capsule was 380 thousand kilometers (238 thousand miles) from Earth, which is expected to reach a maximum distance of almost 432 thousand kilometers in a matter of days. Talk … Read more