The Orion spacecraft captured images of the Moon’s “convex” surface from a distance of 130 km. On November 24, 2022, Space posted these stunning images.
In the image released by Space on November 24, our Moon appeared spectacularly, with the unmistakable feature of a convex surface when photographed up close.
Close-up of the “convex” surface of the Moon taken by the Orion space probe. (Photo: NASA).
According to NASA, this is one of several images taken by the Orion spacecraft’s optical navigation camera on the sixth day of the Artemis-1 Moon mission.
Right now, the Orion spacecraft is preparing for a major operation, which will place the capsule into a high-altitude orbit around the Moon today (November 25).
Concretely, the capsule will burn an engine to maintain a stable altitude in lunar orbit for approximately 1 week, before starting the return journey to Earth.
NASA said this Images captured during the Artemis mission will be different from what humanity saw during the Apollo missions. Specifically, Artemis will prioritize recording many important events that occurred on Earth and the Moon during the journey.
These protrusions on the surface of the Moon are also called “moon holes” or “lunar craters”.
These protrusions on the surface of the Moon are also called “moon holes” or “lunar craters”. They are mainly formed by collisions with meteorites and asteroids. (Photo: NASA).
Previously, the Orion spacecraft also photographed Earth as the craft moved about 57,000 miles away from us (equivalent to 91,732 km). In the photo appears a beautiful Earth, interspersed with vast blue oceans and white clouds forming on land.
NASA information indicates that the unmanned test flight with the Orion spacecraft is expected to last 25 days around the Moon and then return to Earth. The mission will end on December 11.
The lessons learned from this launch will be applied to the next mission, Artemis-2 and Artemis-3 respectively, which are scheduled for deployment in 2024, 2025/2026 with the participation of astronauts on board the ship.
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The Orion spacecraft captured images of the Moon’s “convex” surface from a distance of 130 km. On November 24, 2022, Space released stunning images…