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November 26, 2022

Artemis I Continues Into Retrograde LOI

Orion Was Recently Reported Over 237,000 Miles From Earth

Going far smoother than its prep period, Artemis I continues to clock down the milestones. Orion’s distant retrograde orbit insertion burn as a part of the Artemis I mission took place at 1652 p.m. EST. Orion fired the orbital maneuvering system engine on its European service module to propel the spacecraft into an orbit over 40,000 miles above the surface of the Moon. The distant retrograde orbit provides a highly stable destination where little fuel is required to stay while engineers put Orion’s systems to the test in a deep space environment far from Earth. 

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