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  • Data Recorder Malfunction Jeopardises 30-Year-Old NASA Probe

    Data Recorder Malfunction Jeopardises 30-Year-Old NASA Probe

    For the past 30 years, Geotail has been sailing through the magnetic envelope that surrounds Earth to study this region of our atmosphere. But the long-running mission may be coming to an end as NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency recently discovered that the spacecraft’s last remaining data recorder has failed.