Space News for April 21, 1999

Article written: 21 Apr , 1999
Updated: 27 Mar , 2012
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Surveyor Transmitting, But Still Not Fixed

Unable to fix the malfunctioning hinge on the Mars Global Surveyor’s high-gain boom antenna, engineers have turned the entire spacecraft to face Earth. The probe has been pulled out of “contingency mode” and NASA engineers will attempt to restore the hinge later this week.

Astronomy Now
CNN Space
MSNBC
Space Central

Spacer.com
SpaceViews

Hubble Views Images of Io

Recent photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope have shown images of Io, one of Jupiter’s moons crossing the surface of the planet. Another image shows a volcano spewing from the surface of the Jovian moon.

Hubble Space Telescope homepage
CNN Space

explorezone.com

Artistic Satellite will be Launched on 50,000 Year Journey

Developed to symbolize mankind’s passion for art, a French artist is creating a unique spacecraft, which will travel on a 50,000 year journey orbiting the Earth, and then reenter our atmosphere. On board will be a CD-ROM containing messages from people interested in the project. (Hope they have CD-ROMs in 50,000 years).

CNN Space
Fox News
MSNBC

Space Central

Light-Powered Saucer a Reality

Professor Leik Myrabo is working on what he believes will be the next wave of spacecraft design – a saucer that rises to orbit powered by a laser beam. If his theories are correct, it may reduce the cost of launching into orbit by a factor of 1,000.

NASA Space Science News
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