Artemis I: How you can track Orion in real time

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — With NASA’s Artemis I on its mission around the moon, NASA is now giving space lovers a way to track the Orion spacecraft on its historic mission.

The Artemis Real-time Orbit Website, or AROW for short, allows users to track the spacecraft’s flight as it happens.


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AROW uses data from sensors on Orion that is sent to NASA’s mission control center in Houston.

The tracker will allow users to see where Orion is in relation to Earth and the moon and follow Orion’s path at key points in the mission.

AROW creator Seth Lambert said the tracker is a great way to generate interest in the Artemis program.

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“This is a really powerful way to engage with the mission and understand the scope of what NASA is trying to accomplish with Artemis I,” Lambert said.

NASA engineer Richard Garodnick said the technology used in AROW can be applied to other future space missions.

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“Knowing what the spacecraft is doing during the mission is already cool, but now that Orion’s data can be visualized in all these different ways, it will be interesting to see what creative projects others come up with,” Garodnick said.

You can access AROW and track Orion here.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.