The spacecraft appeared to perform well during an engine burn Monday (Dec. 5) despite a recent brief power hiccup.
NASA's Orion spacecraft had a brief power problem on Sunday (Dec. 4) just hours before successfully completing a crucial engine burn near the moon.
A power unit on board the Orion spacecraft turned off four devices "responsible for downstream power" that connect to the Artemis 1 vehicle's propulsion and heating subsystems, NASA officials wrote in a statement (opens in new tab).
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Despite the hiccup, Orion appeared to sail through a crucial engine burn near the moon Monday (Dec. 5) to put it on course for a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on Dec.
The power glitch was identified shortly after Orion came back into contact with NASA's Deep Space Network at 1:41 p.m.
EST (1841 GMT) on Sunday, following a planned power outage; Orion periodically is out of contact with Earth as it flies on the back side of the moon, where it cannot beam signals to antennas on our planet.
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