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Catcher comets and asteroids space probe “Deep Impact” is permanently disabled
First, ” Kepler “is now” Deep Impact “… Some time ago we wrote about the fact that NASA lost contact with the space probe “Deep Impact”, whose task was to search for and observation of asteroids that travel through our solar system with you.
The agency reported at the time that he would try to find out what the problem is and find a way to solve it. NASA was going to use the probe for at least another few years, but these plans were, unfortunately, will not come true. The probe “Deep Impact” is officially recognized forever out of service.
It should be noted that the probe in 2005 failed in its main task, flying close enough to a comet and explore Temppelya-1. After that, he conducted scientific observations of the stars, and nearby objects to the Earth, like the Moon and Mars.
NASA has not been able to figure out what the problem is failure “Deep Impact”, suggesting that it is associated with the computer system of the probe, which does not allow him to orient in space. Because of this, it can not send its antenna to Earth and thus transmit any data.
But the most important thing about this problem is that “Deep Impact” can not send its solar panels toward the sun. Without power internal electronics of the probe will likely have simply frozen.
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