Astro-H chance to recover stable flight and communication is low

It seems that chances for recovering control and stabilizing flight of Astro-H satellite are shrinking proportionally to number of debris which is separating from satellite. First signals about debris flying off from Hitomi (Astro-H) seemed to be sad prelude for progressive disintegration of Japanese x-ray observation satellite. Spotted and announced on Twitter by Joint Space Operations […]

Astro-H started to generate debris !

Remaining silent Japanese X-ray observation satellite Astro-H generates debris; chances for the resumption of communication are low. According to Joint Space Operations Center tweet, problems with Astro-H are not only connected with communication problems. In spite of fact, that Astro-H is not responding to ground control station, satellite started to generate debris. For the first time it was spotted […]