Voyager 2 Of JPL Loses Contact With Earth
NASA’s Stream Impetus Research facility in Pasadena said its Explorer 2 shuttle has lost correspondence with Earth because of a misalignment of its recieving wire.
The misalignment happened on Friday, July 21, JPL said in an explanation. It claimed that the spacecraft’s antenna shifted two degrees away from Earth as a result of a series of planned commands.
As a result, the spacecraft’s communication with NASA’s Deep Space Network has been disrupted, preventing the spacecraft from receiving ground controller instructions or sending data to the network.
JPL said the space apparatus is intended to reset its direction various times every year to keep its recieving wire pointed precisely at Earth. After the scheduled realignment on October 15, communication ought to resume.
The mission group said it stays sure that Explorer 2 will keep up with its arranged direction in any event, when correspondences are down.
Explorer 2 is at present arranged more than 12.3 billion miles from Earth. In the mean time, Explorer 1, found just about 15 billion miles from Earth, keeps on working regularly, unaffected by the correspondence issue looked by its twin rocket.
On August 20, 1977, Voyager 2 was actually launched first, while Voyager 1 was launched on September 5 that same year, just a few weeks later. The essential mission was to investigate Jupiter and Saturn. Subsequent to making a series of disclosures there -, for example, dynamic volcanoes on Jupiter’s moon Io and complexities of Saturn’s rings – the mission was expanded.
Explorer 2 proceeded to investigate Uranus and Neptune, and is as yet the main shuttle to have visited those external planets.
JPL, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, fabricated the Explorer space apparatus and works them. The NASA Heliophysics System Observatory, which is supported by the Washington-based Science Mission Directorate’s Heliophysics Division, is made up of the Voyager missions.