Status Report

NEAR Spacecraft not to be relaunched from Eros

By SpaceRef Editor
February 13, 2001
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The NEAR mission operations team disabled a redundant engine firing today that would have been activated if it became necessary to adjust the spacecraft’s orientation in order to receive telemetry from the ground. But because NEAR Shoemaker landed with a favorable orientation, and telemetry has already been received, it is no longer necessary to move the spacecraft from its resting-place on the surface of Eros.

SpaceRef staff editor.