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Lab Accident Damages Solar Flare Satellite

Science  31 Mar 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5462, pp. 2395
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5462.2395b

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A NASA mission to study solar flares has suffered a rough ride even before it leaves the ground. A vibration test of the High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager went mysteriously awry on 21 March, damaging the spacecraft's solar panels and possibly other components and forcing NASA to postpone its launch from July to next January.

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