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European Space Agency shutters Mars spacecraft science due to coronavirus
Amanda Kooser  1 day ago

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/european-space-agency-shutters-mars-spacecraft-science-due-to-coronavirus/ar-BB11EHEo

It's going to be a little quieter in space than usual. The European Space Agency is temporarily shutting down science instruments for some of its spacecraft as it continues to scale down operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ESA's European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Germany is responsible for managing 21 active spacecraft. The shutdown affects some famous missions, including the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, the long-lived Mars Express orbiter and the newly launched Solar Orbiter.

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