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Hinode's first light... and five more years

( -- On October 28, 2006, the Hinode solar mission was at last ready. The spacecraft launched on September 22, but such missions require a handful of diagnostics before the instruments can be turned on and collect ...

dateNov 02, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Dawn team members check out spacecraft

( -- Mission managers for NASA's Dawn spacecraft are studying the spacecraft's ion propulsion system after Dawn experienced a loss of thrust on June 27. Dawn team members were able to trace the episode to an electronic ...

dateJul 08, 2011 in Space Exploration
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AMS is ready to discover the particle universe

( -- The largest and most complex scientific instrument yet to be fitted to the International Space Station was installed today. Taken into space by the Space Shuttle, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer will sift ...

dateMay 20, 2011 in General Physics
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