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NASA’s Orion spacecraft successfully enters lunar orbit

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While in lunar orbit, flight controllers will monitor key systems and perform checkouts while in the environment of deep space.
Washington: The US space agency on Saturday successfully performed a burn to insert Orion spacecraft under the Artemis I Moon mission into lunar orbit and Orion will fly about 40,000 miles (64,400 kms) above the moon.
Flight Controllers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston inserted Orion into a distant retrograde orbit by firing the orbital maneuvering system engine for 1 minute and 28 seconds.
Shortly before conducting the burn, Orion was travelling more than 5,700A miles above the lunar surface, marking the farthest distance it will reach from the Moon during the mission.

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