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Following ‘unexpected loss’ NASA says Orion spacecraft communications restored

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NASA announced Wednesday that communications with the Orion probe have been restored after an “unexpected loss.”

In a blog post, the agency wrote that NASA’s Mission Control Center at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, unexpectedly lost data to and from Orion for 47 minutes at 12:09 am CST. .

The loss occurred overnight while reconfiguring the communication link between Orion and the Deep Space Network.

“Several successful reconstructions have taken place over the last few days, and the team is investigating what caused the signal to be lost,” NASA wrote.

NASA space capsule orbits the moon

On November 20, day five of the 25.5-day Artemis I mission, a camera mounted on the tip of one of Orion’s solar array wings captured this image of the spacecraft and the moon. The spacecraft entered the Moon’s sphere of influence at 2:09 PM ET, making the Moon, not the Earth, the dominant force of gravity on the spacecraft. Orion completed its first flyby on the morning of November 21, 2022.
(Image credit: NASA)

The team fixed the problem with a ground-side reconfiguration.

NASA said, “Engineers are reviewing data from the event to determine what happened, and command and data processing officers are downlinking data recorded by Orion during the outage to assess its ,” said NASA.

On November 20, 2022, NASA's Artemis I flight test zero-gravity indicator, Snoopy, floats in space attached to the Orion spacecraft's tether. In this enhanced image, Snoopy stands out in a custom orange spacesuit, while Orion's interior is shaded in black and white for contrast. The character's space suit is modeled after the suit worn by astronauts on future missions to the moon during launches and re-entry in Orion.  NASA has shared a relationship with Charles M. Schultz and Snoopy since the Apollo program, and the relationship continues under Artemis. Snoopy was chosen as the zero-gravity indicator for this flight because he has inspired and excited human spaceflight for over 50 years.

On November 20, 2022, NASA’s Artemis I flight test zero-gravity indicator, Snoopy, floats in space attached to the Orion spacecraft’s tether. In this enhanced image, Snoopy stands out in a custom orange spacesuit, while Orion’s interior is shaded in black and white for contrast. The character’s space suit is modeled after the suit worn by astronauts on future missions to the moon during launches and re-entry in Orion. NASA has shared a relationship with Charles M. Schultz and Snoopy since the Apollo program, and the relationship continues under Artemis. Snoopy was chosen as the zero-gravity indicator for this flight because he has inspired and excited human spaceflight for over 50 years.
(Image credit: NASA)

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There is no impact on Orion and it maintains a healthy configuration.

NASA's New Moon rocket takes off from Launch Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. This launch is the first flight test of the Artemis program.

NASA’s New Moon rocket takes off from Launch Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. This launch is the first flight test of the Artemis program.
((AP Photo/John Raoux ))

The issue follows a hydrogen leak and other delays prior to the launch of the Space Launch System rocket Artemis I.

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The rocket and unmanned Orion capsule launched from the Kennedy Space Center in the early hours of November 16th.

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