The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is working to re-establish communications with its Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS) II, known as Midori-II, which went mysteriously silent on Oct. 25. The spacecraft stopped sending Earth observation data at approximately 7:28 a.m. Japan Standard Time (JST), according to JAXA. At 8:49 a.m., satellite controllers at JAXA's Earth Observation Center in Saitama Prefecture checked Midori-II's operational status and found that an ...

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