November 27, 2022

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NASA lost contact with the Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft for 47 minutes

NASA unexpectedly lost contact with the Orion capsule on the lunar surface early Wednesday (November 23) morning, for reasons that remain unclear.

uninhabited Orion He has done well since then Launching to the moon Last Wednesday (November 16) on NASA Artemis 1 Expedition. But Wednesday (November 23) brought a light signal: Mission controllers lost contact with Orion at 1:09 a.m. EDT (0609 GMT) while re-establishing a link between the capsule and the rover. Deep Space Networkthe array of radio dishes NASA uses to talk to its distant spacecraft.