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Attempts To Contact Lewis Spacecraft Unsuccessful; Re-Entry Likely Next Week

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September 20, 1997
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National Aeronautics And Space Administration
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Repeated attempts to re-establish radio contact with NASA's Earth-orbiting Lewis spacecraft since it entered a slow spin on Aug. 26 have been unsuccessful. Due to increasing atmospheric drag, the spacecraft's orbit is deteriorating.

Repeated attempts to re-establish radio contact with NASA's Earth-orbiting Lewis spacecraft since it entered a slow spin on Aug. 26 have been unsuccessful. Due to increasing atmospheric drag, the spacecraft's orbit is deteriorating. Unless contact is regained early next week, it is expected to re-enter and burn up between Sept. 23-30, with Sept. 27 as the current most likely re- entry date, according to program officials.


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National Aeronautics And Space Administration. "Attempts To Contact Lewis Spacecraft Unsuccessful; Re-Entry Likely Next Week." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 September 1997. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/09/970920100914.htm>.
National Aeronautics And Space Administration. (1997, September 20). Attempts To Contact Lewis Spacecraft Unsuccessful; Re-Entry Likely Next Week. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/09/970920100914.htm
National Aeronautics And Space Administration. "Attempts To Contact Lewis Spacecraft Unsuccessful; Re-Entry Likely Next Week." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/09/970920100914.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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