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ESA declares end of mission for Envisat | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference

Published on: 05/10/2012

Just weeks after celebrating its tenth year in orbit, communication with the Envisat satellite was suddenly lost on 8 April. Following rigorous attempts to re-establish contact and the investigation of failure scenarios, the end of the mission is being declared.

A team of engineers has spent the last month attempting to regain control of Envisat, investigating possible reasons for the problem.

Despite continuous commands sent from a widespread network of ground stations, there has been no reaction yet from the satellite.

via ESA declares end of mission for Envisat | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference.

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