Orion continues to the Moon, Callisto activated – Artemis

On day two of the 25.5-day Artemis I mission, Orion used its optical navigation camera to take black-and-white photos of planet Earth. Orion uses the Optical Navigation Camera to capture images of the Earth and Moon at different phases and distances, providing an improved dataset to certify its effectiveness as a method to determine its position in space for future missions. under different lighting conditions.

NASA without a crew Orion The spacecraft is on the second day of its trip to the moon in a planned 25.5-day flight test. Orion performed a second outbound trajectory burn at 6:32 a.m. EST using the auxiliary thrusters on the European Service Module, which will be used for most trajectory correction burns.

The teams also collected additional images with the optical navigation camera and activated the Callisto payload, a technology demonstration by Lockheed Martin in collaboration with Amazon and Cisco. Callisto is located in the Orion cabin and will test voice and video activated technology that could help future astronauts on deep space missions.

Yesterday, flight controllers moved each solar panel to a different position while the Integrated Communications Officer, or INCO, tested the Wi-Fi transfer rate between the camera at the end of the solar panels and the camera controller. The objective was to determine the best position to transfer the imagery files as efficiently as possible.

NASA’s Johnson Space Center will host a Report preview of the pair of maneuvers needed to enter distant retrograde orbit on Friday at 5 p.m. Live coverage will be available on the agency website, NASA televisionand the Nasa app.

Read Artemis I reference guide to learn more about Orion and follow the Mission Artemis I to learn more.

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