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View Full Version : Planck Spacecraft Loses Its Cool(ant) But Keeps Going



Fraser
2012-Jan-17, 04:50 AM
After two and a half years of observing the Cosmic Microwave Background, the ESA Planck spacecraft’s High Frequency Instrument ran out of its on-board coolant gases over this past weekend, reaching the end of its very successful mission. But that doesn’t mean the end for Planck observations. The Low Frequency Instrument, which does not need [...]

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