NASA loses contact with Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft for 47 minutes

NASA unexpectedly misplaced contact with its moonbound Orion capsule early Wednesday morning (Nov. 23), for causes that stay unclear.

The uncrewed Orion has been performing properly since launching towards the moon final Wednesday (Nov. 16) on NASA’s Artemis 1 mission. However this Wednesday (Nov. 23) introduced a blip: Mission controllers misplaced communication with Orion at 1:09 a.m. EST (0609 GMT) whereas reconfiguring a hyperlink between the capsule and the Deep House Community, the set of radio dishes that NASA makes use of to speak to its farflung spacecraft.

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