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Artemis I mission: Orion's journey around the Moon


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Artemis I mission: Orion's journey around the Moon

2022-03-04 – Animation of the Artemis I mission, an uncrewed test flight for the Orion spacecraft.

After a launch atop the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Orion travels to the Moon, spends time in lunar orbit, and finally returns to Earth with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.

Planned for launch in 2022, Artemis I is the first mission in the NASA-led Artemis program, a campaign that will push human space exploration deeper into space to the Moon and on to Mars. (Credits: Canadian Space Agency, NASA MSFC/SLS)


Launch from Kennedy Space Center

Separation of solid rocket boosters

Deployment of solar arrays

Outbound flight

Flight in lunar orbit

Return to Earth

Re-entry into atmosphere

Deployment of parachutes

Splashdown in the Pacific Ocean


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