The Orion spacecraft was launched yesterday in the framework of the Artemis 1 program, and now Oraine’s first image of Earth It’s been published.
Image published by Orain It was recorded from a distance of only 92,000 km, but even from this small distance, the Earth looks very small.
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Oraine’s first image of Earth
Orain released the first picture yesterday, just moments after the start of his 25-day trip. This spacecraft, which was launched on November 25, 1401 at 10:17 in the morning Tehran time, on top of the Space Launch System rocket, is supposed to perform an unmanned test flight around the moon as part of the Artemis 1 mission.
The latest selfie images from the Urine spacecraft And the bright disk of the Earth was obtained more than 9 hours after the start of the Artemis flight. At the moment of taking the photo, the capsule has traveled a quarter of the distance between the Earth and the Moon, 92 thousand kilometers away from the Earth and is moving at a speed of nearly 8800 kilometers per hour. NASA spokeswoman Sandra Jones said during the live broadcast:
This view of Earth, captured from the spacecraft, was last seen in 1972 during the last Apollo mission nearly half a century ago. This image of our blue marble in the blackness of space now fascinates a new generation (the Artemis generation).
In addition to the selfie image, NASA has also shared a view of the inside of the Urine capsule. This photo shows a mannequin sitting in a chair named Commander Monique Campos during the test Orange dress is what the astronauts will wear on the spacecraft in the next flights.
inside the capsule Callisto test hardware It also appears to be a partnership with Amazon to test Alexa technology in space. Also, on the right side of the picture, one of Orain’s windows can be seen.
According to NASA’s statement, there are two other cameras inside Orion, one of which looks out from the capsule’s front window, and the other looks out into the outer space from the upper hatch window. After the launch, this camera recorded the launch scene of the capsule launch cancellation system, and it will also witness the opening of the spacecraft’s parachute during landing.
The selfie image shows the Urine capsule and some of its parts, including the large engine that powers the spacecraft’s flight around the moon and the solar panels on the left side of the image. Urain carries a total of 4 solar panels mounted crosswise. In fact, this image was recorded by a camera located on one of these screens.
“Each of Orion’s four solar wings is equipped with a commercial, non-custom camera that has been adapted for use in space and provides a view of the exterior of the spacecraft,” David Melanders, director of image integration for the Orion program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, said in a statement. They show”.
Artemis 1 has successfully passed all major program milestones thus far. The spacecraft is on the way to the moon for the next five days and will reach its closest distance on Monday, November 30. Orain will spend a few days circling the moon before returning to Earth, and finally, at the end of its 25-day mission, it will return to Earth on December 20.
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