NASA reported the loss of communication with station Dawn

В NASA сообщили о потере связи со станцией Dawn

Aboard the station ended the hydrazine fuel, the use of which enables the station to maintain orientation in flight.

Connection with automatic station Dawn, launched in 2007 interrupted, probably due to the fact that on Board the spacecraft ran out of fuel. This was reported on its website, the National office for Aeronautics and space exploration.

“The machine Dawn has not been in contact with the deep space Network on Wednesday 31 October and Thursday 1 November, NASA announced. – Once the management group has ruled out other possible causes of lack of communication, experts came to the conclusion that aboard the station finally ended the hydrazine fuel, the use of which enables the station to maintain orientation in flight. Dawn is no longer able to maintain the position at which its antenna is directed to Earth to communicate with mission control, and not able to change the orientation so that its batteries charged from solar panels.”

Recall, launched on 27 September 2007, the machine Dawn was designed to study the asteroid belt.

The day before, the researchers showed a black hole in the center of the milky Way. Its mass equal to four million solar masses. Also NASA has decided to stop working hunter of exoplanets Kepler.

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