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Japanese Astronomical Satellite Fails, Debris Reported

It looks as if Japan may have lost an astronomical satellite after only five weeks in orbit. JAXA reported in a press release: The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) found that communication with the X-ray Astronomy Satellite “Hitomi” (ASTRO-H), launched on February 17, 2016 (JST), failed from the start of its operation originally scheduled at 16:40, Saturday March 26 (JST). Up to now, JAXA has not been able to figure […]

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  • March 27, 2016