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Saturday, June 27, 2009

RIP Ulysses: Plug Finally Pulled on a Very Long Extension Cord

After more than 18 years studying the Sun, the plug is finally being pulled on the ailing spacecraft Ulysses.

Final communication with the joint European-US satellite will take place on 30 June.

The long-serving craft, launched in October 1990, has already served four times its expected design life.

link: BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Light goes out on solar mission


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