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Io's Volcanoes Provide Clues to Earth's Past.
This week on Deep Sky: Next stop... The Red Planet?
With the Mars Polar Lander’s much anticipated touchdown on the red
planet just weeks away, Business Week Senior Science Editor Paul
Raeburn will give us a timeline of our past encounters with our nearest
neighbor in the solar system. In his book, "Uncovering the Secrets of
the Red Planet," Raeburn gives an account of past missions to Mars
and what we can hope for in the future.
Watch it at http://www.spacewatch.com
Deep Space 1 in Safe Mode
Chinese Unmanned Launch a Success
Io's volcanoes Provide Clues to Earth's Past
Battery Problem Delays Atlas Launch
DEEP SPACE 1 IN SAFE MODE
After a problem with its star tracker, the Deep Space 1 spacecraft
placed itself into safe mode. The sensor helps the craft determine
its location in solar system, and is one of the 12 new technologies
tested on DS1. NASA engineers are working to determine the exact
cause of the problem, and its solution.
CHINESE UNMANNED LAUNCH A SUCCESS
China took one of its most important steps on the way to becoming
a nation capable of lifting people into space with the successful
launch of an unmanned capsule. According to Chinese space officials,
the Shenzhou capsule was in space for 21 hours, and circled the
Earth 14 times. It was launched on board a new version of the Long
IO'S volcanoes PROVIDE CLUES TO EARTH'S PAST
With over 100 volcanoes, Jupiter's Moon Io is the most volcanic
objects in the solar system, and recent observations by the
Galileo spacecraft should provide geologists with many clues
about our own planet's earlier days. Although it's already
provided detailed photographs, the spacecraft is due to fly
past the Moon at an altitude of only 300 kms - its closest flyby yet.
BATTERY PROBLEM DELAYS ATLAS LAUNCH
The launch of a Navy communications satellite on board an Atlas 2A
rocket has been delayed for 24 hours because of a drained battery
in the booster rocket. Technicians are replacing the battery - a
task that takes 7 hours - and will have to wait until late Monday
for the next launch window at Cape Canaveral.
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