NASA has just released the results of images of the side of the Moon taken by Orion spacecraft during their Artemis I flyby just before returning to Earth.
The photos were taken with a high resolution GoPro Hero 4 camera mounted on the very edge of one of the sunbeams. Compared to the pictures taken during the first flight, the “farewell” ones turned out to be much clearer.
Recall that Orion launched on November 15th. A few days ago, the spacecraft launched a sustainer engine for three minutes.
The next stage will be the already manned Artemis II mission in 2024, during which the astronauts will fly around the Moon (without landing) along the laid route Artemis I, and a year later astronauts will land on it as part of Artemis III poverty.
Source: Tech Cult