ARTEMIS Pictures & Videos
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ARTEMIS P2 Enters Lunar Orbit - Spacecraft View
From the ARTEMIS P2 spacecraft's perspective, its predicted path for entering lunar orbit with data display.
ARTEMIS P2 Joins P1 in Lunar Orbit
The predicted path for ARTEMIS P2 spacecraft as it entered lunar orbit with data display.
ARTEMIS Lunar Insertion
The predicted path for ARTEMIS P1 spacecraft as it enters lunar orbit with data display.
ARTEMIS Lunar Insertion - View from Spacecraft
From the ARTEMIS P1 spacecraft's perspective, its predicted path for entering lunar orbit with data display.
ARTEMIS Maneuvers into Lunar Orbit
This animation visualizes the maneuvers required to move the ARTEMIS spacecraft from their kidney-shaped paths on each side of the moon to orbiting the moon. It took one and a half years, over 90 orbit maneuvers, many gravitational boosts and surprisingly little fuel to move the two spacecraft. The spacecraft have been through orbits never before attempted and made lovely curlicue leaps from one orbit to the next to reach their destination orbit.
ARTEMIS Orbits Magnetic Moon
NASA's THEMIS spacecraft have completed their mission and are still working perfectly, so NASA is re-directing the outermost two spacecraft to special orbits around the Moon. Now called ARTEMIS, they will study the solar wind and the tail of Earth's magnetosphere as well as their combined effect on the moon and its weak magnetic field.
ARTEMIS Orbiting Lagrange Point
This visualization shows one segment of ARTEMIS orbital paths. The satellite trails are are constructed in a lunar-centric inertial coordinate system so the trails reveal the motion of the satellites relative to the Lagrange points in INERTIAL space (fixed with the distant stars).