NASA unexpectedly lost contact with the Orion spacecraft

By: Maksim Panasovskyi | 24.11.2022, 14:11
NASA unexpectedly lost contact with the Orion spacecraft

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has suddenly lost contact with the lunar lander Orion, which three days ago flew 129 km from the moon, and tomorrow, November 25, will enter a distant orbit.

Here's What We Know

Experts from the Artemis I lunar mission said that communication with the capsule was lost for unknown reasons. Forty-seven minutes after the failure, the federal space agency was able to re-establish contact with the spacecraft. According to NASA, now all processes work in the normal mode.

Communication between experts and the capsule provides a system of Deep Space Network. Loss of communication with Orion has been registered on November, 23rd. Until then, no failures have been fixed. Representatives of NASA announce an investigation into the causes of loss of contact with the apparatus.

They managed to eliminate the problem in the most reliable way - the reconfiguration on Earth. To determine the causes of failure NASA will study the data recorded on board the ship, including those obtained during the lack of communication with the capsule.

Source: space