Thursday, September 20, 2007


Contact lost with Aussie satellite

‘A scientist thinks Australia’s only non-commercial satellite may have run out of battery power.

The 58-kilogram FedSat has been operating since 2002.

It was only supposed to last for three years.

The University of South Australia has been responsible for its day-to-day operation and says it has lost contact with the public satellite.

Scientist Andrew Parfitt says it could orbit Earth for another century before burning up.’

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