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South Africa Bombarded by Space Debris.
Hurricane Tracking satellite Launched
South Africa Bombarded by Space Debris
Budget Space Explorations
HURRICANE TRACKING satellite LAUNCHED
After a one year delay, the GOES-L weather satellite was launched into
orbit before dawn on Wednesday. Goes-L will likely be pressed into
service this summer for hurricane tracking and study. The $200 million
satellite was delayed due to engine problems.
SOUTH AFRICA BOMBARDED BY SPACE DEBRIS
Last week, two strange metal balls fell from the South African sky to
land in farmlands near Capetown. One ball was a yard wide. NASA
scientists said that the meteorites were actually debris from a Delta
rocket launched in 1996.
BUDGET SPACE EXPLORATIONS
Scientists met to discuss low-cost space missions: they plan to explore
the solar system, but will have to do it on a budget.
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