NASA’s Artemis missions are returning humanity to the Moon and beginning a new era of lunar exploration. This year, the agency plans to launch the Artemis I mission, an uncrewed test flight that will take a human-rated spacecraft farther than any before.
NASA’s Artemis I mission will need communications and navigation services during its journey to the lunar region. NASA’s Deep Space Network and Near Space Network will be there to support all phases of the mission, using direct-to-Earth and space relay capabilities.
Throughout its journey, the Artemis I mission, including Orion and SLS, will receive comprehensive communications and navigation services from NASA’s two networks: the Near Space Network and the Deep Space Network.