NASA Finds ‘Lost’ Spacecraft
The American space agency, NASA says it has again made contact with a spacecraft studying the sun and space weather.
NASA said it lost contact with the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories, also known as the STEREO-B spacecraft, two years ago.
Communications with the spacecraft were lost after NASA attempted to try to prevent overheating of the spaceship's antenna.
The space agency said contact with STEREO-B was restored last week.
NASA has another spacecraft that is nearly identical to STEREO-B called STEREO-A. It also was launched in 2006 to study the sun and space weather. STEREO-A is working normally.
NASA said it will now test STEREO-B to see if the spacecraft's instruments and sensors are operating correctly.
Both spacecraft are located on the other side of the sun from earth.
NASA says they have added to the understanding of how the sun works. The ships have studied the sun's gasses, wind, particles and its atmosphere.
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1.space agency 航天局
Something akin to panic swept the National Aeronautic and Space Agency.
2.space weather 太空气象
During solar maximums, space weather becomes stormy.
3.known as 被称为
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4.lost contact with 与...失去联系
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1.NASA has another spacecraft that is nearly identical to STEREO-B called STEREO-A.
be identical to 同一的；同样的
His hat is identical to mine.
This picture is identical to one my mother has.
2.Both spacecraft are located on the other side of the sun from earth.
on the other side 另一方面；另一边
She made a detour and rejoined us on the other side of the wood.
The park comprehends all the land on the other side of the river.
美国航空航天局还有一艘与STEREO-B几乎完全相同的航天器STEREO-A 。STEREO-A同样于2006年发射并进行太阳和太空天气研究 。目前，STEREO-A工作正常 。
美国航空航天局表示，他们已经进一步了解了太阳的运行 。这些航天器对太阳周边的气体、太阳风暴、太阳粒子以及大气层进行了研究 。