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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Jun 16, 2005 22:03:49 GMT -6
Foton-M2 Mission Returns to Earth
(Jun 16, 2005) The reentry module of the European Space Agency's unmanned Foton-M2 mission has returned to Earth, landing in Kazakhstan, close to the Russian border. The Foton-M2 contained 39 space experiments, including fluid physics, biology, crystal growth, meteoritics, radiation and exobiology. It remained in space for 16 days, and then was de-orbited and landed safely. The spacecraft is being returned to Europe so the various experiments can be returned to the investigators.
More here from Universe Today:http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/fotonm2_returns.html?1662005 ------------
I would like to view the data from this mission.
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