US Air Force Satellite Blows Up in Orbit Due to Temperature Spike

March 4, 2015 2:58 PM

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After serving reliably for two decades, a military weather satellite exploded while in orbit early last month.

The news was conveyed by US Air Force authorities to SpaceNews. Explosion of Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Flight 13 was attributed to a sudden spike in the satellite's power sub-system. Even as operators were trying to save it, they noticed debris in the satellite's vicinity. The ...

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