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JAXA, NASA APPROVE REPLACEMENT FOR FAILED HITOMI ASTRONOMY SATELLITE

JAXA, NASA APPROVE REPLACEMENT FOR FAILED HITOMI ASTRONOMY SATELLITE The Japanese space agency is moving ahead with a smaller-scale X-ray astronomy satellite to replace the failed Hitomi observatory, which spun out of control about a month-and-a-half after its launch last year. The X-ray Astronomy Recovery Mission, or XARM, could launch as soon as March 2021, filling a potential gap in astronomers’ X-ray vision of the universe, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Jul 8)

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