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AALTO-2 NO LONGER RESPONDS TO COMMANDS

AALTO-2 NO LONGER RESPONDS TO COMMANDS Astronauts at the International Space Station released Aalto-2 into orbit on 25 May. The first satellite signal was detected from Japan on the same day, and later that evening the satellite had already made contact with the Otaniemi ground station. During the first days, the satellite team confirmed that Aalto-2's antennae and sensors had opened and the energy system charged its batteries. Since Aalto-2 follows the path of the International Space Station, there is only about 10 minutes of control time from Otaniemi each day. Four days after the release, disturbances began to appear in the satellite's signal.   More



(Source: Phys.org - Jun 16)

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