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Is Braille A Chip Off Vesta
Chandra Switched To Redunant Engines For Last Burn
Turbo Pump Downs Proton Second Stage
- asteroid Braille May Be Broken Off From Vesta
- Solar Storms Nearing Peak
- Indonesian satellite Ready for Launch
ASTEROID BRAILLE MAY BE BROKEN OFF FROM VESTA
Although it missed its close photo opportunity with asteroid
Braille, Deep Space 1 did get the chance to probe the asteroid
with some of its other instruments. The Infrared spectrometer on
board the probe returned data that indicates the asteroid could
be a chunk that broke off much larger Vesta.
SOLAR STORMS NEARING PEAK
Solar Astronomers monitoring the Sun detected a major X-Class
solar flare on Monday - one of the most powerful events seen
on the Sun in over 6 months. As the Sun is nearing the peak
of its 11-year solar cycle, increased activity has the potential
of damaging communications system.
INDONESIAN satellite READY FOR LAUNCH
An Indonesian telecommunications satellite - TELKOM 1 - is
ready for liftoff Wednesday at the European Space Agency launch
center in Kourou, French Guiana. It will launch on board an Ariane
42P rocket with two solid strap-on boosters. Arianespace was hoping
to launch 13 rockets this year, but this launch will only be their third.
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