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Landsat 5 Experiences Malfunction

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posted on Aug, 14 2009 @ 05:15 AM
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Landsat 5 Experiences Malfunction




Landsat 5 Experiences Malfunction
Released: 8/13/2009 1:23:18 PM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192 Kristi Kline
Phone: 605-594-2585

Ron Beck
Phone: 605-594-6550



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Satellite is Now Stabilized and the Cause is Being Investigated

Landsat 5 tumbled out of control and power was at a critical level in the early morning of August 13.

The cause for this anomaly is currently unknown
(visit the link for the full news article)


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[edit on 14-8-2009 by skycopilot]




posted on Aug, 14 2009 @ 05:15 AM
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An account about satellites from earlier this year stated that due to age, many would begin failing this fall and into the foreseeable future.

The article I saw said those used for GPS were in need of back-ups.

It went on to say that for those using, say, Tom Tom, you may notice that 300 foot or even 700 foot increments of navigation may not be available.

I do not know what else this particular sat has been or could be used for. Only that NASA appears to be shutting down. With only 7 more launches of the shuttle left, and no money to search for asteroids, it looks like some other country(ies) will be having to take up the slack.


(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 14 2009 @ 05:19 AM
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Once again, I put in the link, but it did not appear on the page.

Link is : usgs.gov



posted on Aug, 14 2009 @ 10:21 AM
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Landsat 5 Article

I read something about this several weeks ago and thought if there was a problem why don't they fix it, maybe they have a different system in the works, especially when you think, with this current system, everyone can use it anywhere, even the enemy.

But I have noticed that my Tom Tom 1 is taking longer to pick up the satellites, I really do need to update the software, to many times it shows me driving through fields when I drive along new roads, and with John Cleese screaming at me to turn around it becomes distracting.

Hope that fixed the link for you.



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