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‘Lost satellite’ found (again) after orbiting Earth for 25 years


‘Lost satellite’ found (again) after orbiting Earth for 25 years An experimental satellite that drifted undetected in space for 25 years has been found using tracking data from the U.S. Space Force, Space.com is reporting. The Infra-Red Calibration Balloon (S73-7) satellite was launched on April 10, 1974, through the U.S. Air Force’s Space Test Program. The S73-7 was supposed to separate from a satellite, inflate and become a target for remote sensing equipment. However, the deployment failed and the satellite began drifting.   More



(Source: WOKV - Jun 22)

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